Hi all,

I am new to this software and I seem to be up a crick in a boat with a hole.

I am trying to use HVAC Pro 8.08 to communicate with an AS-CBLPRO-2. Currently, I am using a Windows 98 laptop with a serial port. My goal is to use a Windows XP laptop without a serial port.

I have installed HVAC Pro 8.08 successfully on the XP laptop. To connect the AS-CBLPRO-2 to the laptop I first tried to use a USB to Serial adapter. I configured the adapter to use COMM Port 1 in order to be recognized by HVAC Pro. When I tried to communicate between the XP laptop and the AS-CBLPRO-2 using the USB to Serial adapter I recieved a "Communications not initialized" error.

I then read a post here saying that USB does not play well with HVAC Pro. I then purchased a PCMCIA to Serial adapter. Again, I configured the adapter to use COMM Port 2 to be recognized by HVAC Pro, and again when I tried to communicate between the XP laptop and the AS-CBLPRO-2 using the PCMCIA to Serial adapter I recieved a "Communications not initialized" error.

I am using 1200 BPS.

I would appreciate any advice with this issue. Thank you!