CyberSerial Dual PCI
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the CyberSerial Dual PCI
The CyberSerial Dual PCI high-speed serial I/O card
provides two additional 9-pin serial ports. Depending
on the model purchased, this board will fit into either a
Full or Low Profile chassis.
Features and Benefits
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Conforms to PCI v2.2 Plug and Play
Reduces CPU load and improves system
performance dramatically
IRQ sharing feature reduces IRQ conflicts
High-speed serial port (9-pin) works with 56K V.90
external modems, ISDN terminal adapters, PDAs,
digital cameras, label printers and other serial port
devices
Built-in FIFO buffers dramatically increase data
transmit/receive speed, especially under Windows'
multitasking environment
Each serial port can be configured for either 5V or
12V output, for serial devices that require power
System Requirements
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Pentium® or equivalent computer with an available
PCI slot
DOS, Windows® 95/98/98SE/ME/NT4.0/2000/
XP (32-/64-bit)/Server 2003 (32-/64-bit)/Vista (32/
64-bit)
Linux Kernel 2.4.x or later
04-0376B
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Package Contents
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CyberSerial Dual PCI board
2-port fan-out cable
Low profile bracket (Dual Profile board only)
Driver CD
Quick installation guide
Layout
JP2 (Serial port 2)
Fan-out
cable
connector
(25-pin)
JP1 (Serial port 1)
Figure 1. Layout
* Note: Depending on the model purchased, the
bracket size will be either Full or Low profile.
Jumper Settings (JP1, JP2)
Open = 0 volts
Short 1-2 = 5V
Short 2-3 = 12V
Note: Most serial devices do not require additional
power through the serial port. Refer to your serial
device's manual for more information.
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Fan-out Cable
9-pin serial
9-pin serial
25-pin connector
Figure 2. Fan-out cable
Hardware Installation
General instructions for installing the card are provided
below. Since the design of computer cases and
motherboards vary, refer to your computer’s reference
manual for further information, if needed.
Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage
your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in
your body by touching your computer’s case for a few
seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and
handle cards only by their external edges.
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Turn OFF the power to your computer and any
other connected peripheral devices.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the
computer.
Remove your computer cover.
Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI slot.
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Place JP1 and JP2 jumper settings to the desired
voltage only if your serial device needs additional
power from the serial port. However, most serial
devices do not require additional power. For more
information see Figure 1 on page 2.
To install the card, carefully align the card's bus
connector with the selected PCI slot on the
motherboard. Push the board down firmly, but
gently, until it is well seated.
Replace the slot bracket holding screw to secure the
card.
Replace the computer cover and reconnect the power
cord.
Connect the 2-port fan-out cable to the board's
25-pin connector. See Figure 2 on page 3 for more
details.
Driver Installation
This section provides information on how to install the
CyberSerial Dual PCI drivers.
DOS
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Boot up DOS and insert the driver CD.
Copy OXSER.EXE from the DOS folder to your C:
drive.
At the C: prompt, type in OXSER io=3e8 and the
serial ports will be set up as COM3 and COM4.
If your system already comes with 4 serial ports
enabled, type in OXSER io=220 instead and the
ports will be set up as COM5 and COM6.
Copy the OXSER command in step 3 into your
autoexec.bat and restart your system.
Windows 95
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At the Update Device Driver Wizard, click Next.
Insert the driver CD, click Other Locations.
Type in D:\9x, click OK, then click Finish. (Change
D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter)
From the Insert Disk window, click OK. When the
Copying Files dialog box pops up, type in D:\9x,
then click OK.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
Windows 98/98SE
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At the Add New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
Select Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommend), then click Next.
Insert the driver CD, check Specify a location,
uncheck the other boxes, type in D:\9x, then click
Next. (Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive
letter)
Click Next, then Finish.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
Windows ME
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At the Add New Hardware Wizard, select Specify
the location of the driver (Advanced), then click
Next.
Insert the driver CD, check Specify a location,
uncheck the other box, type in D:\ME, then click
Next. (Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive
letter)
Click Next, then Finish.
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Repeat steps 1 and 2.
Click Next, Next, then Finish.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
To Verify Windows 95/98/98SE/ME Installation
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Right click My Computer, click Properties, then
click Device Manager.
Double click Ports (COM & LPT), CyberSerial PCI
16Cxxx... should be displayed two times.
Double click Multi-function adapters, SIIG
CyberPro 2S PCI board and PCI Function should
be displayed.
Windows NT 4.0
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From the desktop click Start, then Run.
Insert the driver CD, type in
D:\NT4\Install_serial.exe, then click OK.
(Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter)
At the Welcome window, click Next.
Select Install, then click Next.
Click Yes, then click Exit.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
To Verify Windows NT 4.0 Installation
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Click Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double click
Ports device icon.
Two new COM ports will be assigned when
successfully installed.
Windows 2000
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At the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
Select Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended), then click Next.
Check Specify a location, uncheck the other boxes,
then click Next.
Insert the driver CD, type in D:\2000, then click OK.
(Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter)
Click Next and Finish.
Repeat steps 1-5 two more times.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
32-bit Windows XP/Server 2003
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At the Found New Hardware Wizard, insert the
driver CD.
For XP w/SP1 or earlier/ Server 2003: Go to step #2.
For XP w/SP2 or later/Server 2003 wSP1 or later: Select
No, not this time, click Next.
Select Install the software automatically
(Recommended, then click Next.
Click Finish.
Repeat steps 1-3 two more times.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003
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At the Found New Hardware Wizard, insert the
driver CD.
Select No, not this time, click Next. (Skip this step
if not prompted)
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Select Install the software automatically
(Recommended, then click Next.
Click Continue Anyway, then click Finish.
Repeat steps 1-3 three more times.
Restart Windows to complete the installation.
Windows Vista™
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At the Found New Hardware window, insert the
driver CD, click Locate and install driver software
(recommended), then click Continue.
Click Next, then click Close.
Repeat step #2 one or two more times to complete
the driver installation.
Note: Each step of the Windows Vista operating
system driver installation process may take several
minutes to complete.
To Verify 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista Installation
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Check in Device Manager for proper installation:
For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003: Right click My
Computer, click Manage, then click Device
Manager.
For Windows Vista: Right click Computer, click
Manage, click Continue, then click Device Manager.
Click on the + (plus sign) in front of Ports (COM &
LPT), CyberSerial 16Cxxx... should be displayed
two times.
Double click Multifunction adapters, a SIIG
CyberPro serial board should be displayed.
Linux Kernel 2.4.x or later
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Open the terminal.
Type setserial -bg /dev/ttyS* and hit Enter to show
the current serial ports installed. SIIG board will be
set up at the next available address. For example, if
your system comes with /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/
ttyS1, set up SIIG board as /dev/tty2 and /dev/
ttyS3.
Type lspci -v and hit <enter>. This command
displays the CyberSerial Dual PCI's information
similar to the example listed below. This
information is needed to configure the serial ports.
- 02:0b.0 Serial controller: Oxford Semiconductor
Ltd EXSYS EX-41092 Dual 16950 Serial ....
- Subsystem: SIIG Inc: ....
- Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9
- I/O ports at a000 [size=32]
- Memory at ed800000 (32-bit, ...) ....
- I/O ports at 9800 [size=32]
- Memory at ed000000 (32-bit, ...) ....
- Capabilities: [40] Power Management ....
Edit the startup file and add these two command
lines at end of the startup file.
- setserial /dev/ttyS2 port 0xa000 irq 9 uart 16950.
- setserial /dev/ttyS3 port 0xa008 irq 9 uart 16950.
Note: ttyS value, I/O port address and irq should
be different from one system to another. These
values should be based on the results you get from
steps 2 & 3.
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Save the startup file and restart your system.
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Changing COM Port Address
Some serial devices need a specific COM port in order to
work. If your serial device works properly, do not
change this setting.
Windows 95/98/98SE/ME
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From the Device Manager window double click
Ports (COM & LPT), then double click the
CyberSerial PCI serial port you want to change.
Click Settings tab, click the down arrow that is next
to the Port Name box and select a COM address that
is not currently in use.
Click OK, then close Device Manager to save the
changes.
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
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From the Device Manager window double click
Ports (COM & LPT), then double click the
CyberSerial PCI serial port you want to change.
Click Settings tab and click Advanced.
Click the down arrow that is next to the COM Port
number box and select a COM port that is not in use.
Click OK.
Click OK, then close Device Manager to save the
changes.
Technical Support and Warranty
QUESTIONS? SIIG’s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our
web site at www.siig.com and click Support. Our online support
database is updated daily with new drivers and solutions. Answers
to your questions could be just a few clicks away. You can also submit
questions online and a technical support analysts will promptly
respond.
SIIG offers a lifetime manufacturer warranty with this product. Please
see our web site for more warranty details. If you encounter any
problems with this product, please follow the procedures below.
A) If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the
product to the store where you purchased from.
B) If your purchase has passed the store's return policy period, please
follow these steps to have the product repaired or replaced.
Step 1: Submit your RMA request.
Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then RMA to submit a
request to SIIG RMA. If the product is determined to be
defective, an RMA number will be issued.
Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product.
• Properly pack the product for shipping. All software, cable(s)
and any other accessories that came with the original package
must be included.
• Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned
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package. SIIG will refuse to accept any shipping package, and
will not be responsible for a product returned without an
RMA number posted on the outside of the shipping carton.
You are responsible for the cost of shipping. Ship the product
to the following address:
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
RMA #:
• SIIG will ship the repaired or replaced product via Ground
in the U.S. and International Economy outside of the U.S. at
no cost to the customer.
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About SIIG, Inc.
Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading computer upgrade manufacturer
of I/O connectivity products, including PCIe, PCI & ISA serial and
parallel ports, USB, Serial ATA & UltraATA controllers, FireWire
(1394a/b), networking, sound cards, and other accessories. SIIG is
the premier one-stop source of upgrades.
SIIG products offer comprehensive user manuals, many user-friendly
features, and are backed by an extensive manufacturer warranty.
High-quality control standards are evident by the overall ease of
installation and compatibility of our products, as well as one of the
lowest defective return rates in the industry. SIIG products can be
found in computer retail stores, mail order catalogs, and e-commerce
sites in the Americas and the UK, as well as through major distributors,
system integrators, and VARs.
PRODUCT NAME
CyberSerial Dual PCI
FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS
B OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538-3152
CyberSerial Dual PCI is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered trademarks of
SIIG, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Pentium is a registered trademark
of Intel Corporation. Other names used in this publication are for identification only and may be
trademarks of their respective companies.
April, 2008
Copyright © 2008 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.