Sportster Modem Flasher

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Application Details:

Version: v1.26
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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What works

- Installing the application

- Running the application (GUI works as should)

What does not

Can't establish communication with any serial modem (tested with a USR Sportster Flash 166301).  Wine spits out "unimplemented ioctl" errors.

(Don't forget to at a symlink from COM1 to /dev/tty* and change the permissions on the serial port)


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- Installing the necessary Visual Basic runtime files is possible through wintricks, but I would recommend to stick with the files that are provided by the installer (as some later versions can cause conflicts) - The problem here is essentially the same as on any WinNT OS: this application requires direct access to COM1 through unsuppored functions. Running the application in Win98 seems to be the only solution for now (even WinXP compatibility modes don't help here). - Any official tools by USRobotics themselves seem to show similar behaviour. If you're lucky you might find a flash upgrade that runs in dos on: In that case you can run the tool in dosbox, which should work fine. Newer USR modems (usb modems, etc.) have dedicated linux tools.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jul 30 20141.6.2Yes No GarbageBill Carson 

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