How likely is it that a serial cable would be bad?
I just got a US robotics external from Ebay. I found a serial cable here that probably hasn't been used in over 10 years. So, I connected my modem to the serial port but the os won't see it (XP or Linux)
Could be 3 things:
1) Bad Serial cable
2) Bad Serial port
3) Bad Modem (although it powers on, lights work, calls come through etc)
I'm leaning towards the cable...but, don't think I've ever had one be faulty before.
As for #2 , I tried it on my old laptap with Damn Small Linux installed and same thing.
At least this modem has a DOA warranty if that's the case.
What do you think?