What are the data, bits, parity, mode, etc settings for a fairbanks 70-2453?
I'm using 188.8.131.522
I know the COM port is working.
I saw on another post that a serial to USB cable did the trick. Is this a viable workaround?
They should be set for you already in ShipRush.
If you go into Settings | Defaults | Enable "Use Scales" there is a settings section.
Set the Scale Type, port, and under the advanced tab that information should already be populated.
They switched to a COM port from a USB. ShipRush at this time only looks at COM ports for scales.
In that case:
Data Bits: 7
Stop Bits: 2
Ok, still getting a "connection error." Are the setting in device manager for the com port supposed to be changed to 7,2,odd? Well I tried it and it still didn't work.
Got the scale off ebay and it was apparently tested by the dude who sells a lot of these used scales. Do you have an idea how I can check if the serial cable on the scale is working properly?
Any other pieces of advice?
It may mean it's trying.
You may need to check your hardware on the PC. Possibly the COM port is not enabled correctly. I do not have information about the scale.
No it shouldn't. Shouldn't need to change anything in the port settings on the PC to get this to work.
It is a plug and detect operation (for the most part). To see if the scale is working, you may want to install ShipRush FedEx on another PC (in demo mode to test), plug the scale into the COM port, and see if ShipRush detects and recognizes.
That way you know that the scale functions, and that SR really can see it on a PC. If that works, then it is environmental and specific to the other PC in question.