This article will go down well with a lot of people. This is one area that will bring relief to many people out there. Most especially satellite installers who upgrade decoders / dongles among other things for a living. In my previous articles on upgrading / account renewal via pc, i always strongly recommend the use of desktop computer. The reason is because modern computers don’t come with direct 9 pin serial port like a desktop computer or like old computers. To compound this issue, modern desktop computers now comes with a 9 pin serial port. In this article, i will introduced you with a modified and easier to use version of A USB to SERIAL ADAPTER. Before i have the guts to talk about this computer accessory, i made sure i tested it, and it works with my dell inspiron 15 64 bit laptop computer perfectly. I used it to renew an azsky G2 receiver. The joy of it is that, the improved version of the usb to serial cable now supports all windows versions as well as both 32 and 64 bits processors.
WHAT THIS “USB to SERIAL ADAPTER” DOES
Many of today’s new computers come “legacy-free”,which means they have no serial or parralel ports. “The BAFO BF-810”( As the namle of the one am using which i also recommend for all is called) will help you solve this problem by adding serial connectivity via a usb port. Now with “The BAFO BF-810”, you can connect all your legacy( I mean all your devices that comes with 9 pin serial ports like PDAs, cell phones, Digital camera, digital receiver, gprs dongles) to your new computer. In other words, you can easily use your laptop to renew your expired azsky accounts, expired a1= accounts, restore your dead strong decoder e.t.c.
BAFO BF-810 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & PACKAGE CONTENTS
This particular brand requires just one free USB Port of your computer, It requires Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, VAISTA, 7(32/64 bit) or windows 8. This model can also work with Macintosh OS 8.6 through 10.xxx. In similar vein, when you open the package, you will see the following items: 1 BAFO BF-810, 1 usb cable,1 Cd Driver, user manual inside the CD.
Installation is very easy and it is more or less plug and play, as long as your computer drivers are updated. Once you connect the device, one end to your comport and the other end to the dongle, your computer will quickly detect it as a COM Port as shown below: in my case my computer assigned COM PORT26 to my as shown belowUSB to serial cable. this means i will have to use COM PORT26 for recharge tool and flashtool. However, you can detect your com port without opening flashtool by simply going through the following paths, right click on your computer>>properties>>device mananger>>POrts… as shown below:
HOW TO RECHARGE DONGLES WITH IT
Recharging on a laptop computer has no difference from using a despot computer. I personally recharge mine using com26 as shown below:
For the tutorials on how to learn how to renew the accounts, please read this