Devices and I/O Ports (Server 330)
Devices and I/O Ports
Software recognizes ports from their port assignments. Each port must
have a unique port assignment. The Setup normally handles this, but
you might have special hardware or software that requires you to change
Select the Devices and I/O Ports choice to view or change the assignments
for devices and input/output ports.
- The infrared connector and Serial B connector share a single port
assignment. By default, the infrared connector is configured as
- The serial, parallel, and infrared ports, and the diskette drive must
have the same configuration in the Configuration/Setup utility programs and
the EISA Configuration Diskette. See 'Using the EISA Configuration Diskette' for more
- When you configure the parallel port as bidirectional, use an IEEE 1284-compliant
cable. The maximum length of the cable must not exceed 3
meters (9.8 feet).
You can add serial ports by installing a serial adapter in an expansion
slot. See the documentation that was shipped with the serial adapter for
information about port assignments.
The parallel port can be configured as bidirectional ,
that is, data can be both read from and written to a device.
In bidirectional mode, the server supports Extended Capabilities Port
(ECP) and Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP).
To display or change the assignments for devices, or the infrared,
serial, or parallel ports:
- Power-on the system. When the F1 prompt appears, press
F1. The Configuration/Setup Utility menu appears.
- Select Devices and I/O Ports.
- Select a device or port; use the Left Arrow (<) and Right Arrow
(>) keys to advance through the settings available.
The Devices and I/O Ports choice appears only on the full
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