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  • serial mouse and response pad

    hi
    maybe this problem has been addressed before and hopefully there is a (simple!) solution...
    I am currently running an experiment that requires use of a serial mouse and a response pad (RB834). It all works very well on a desktop, but I now need to run the experiment on a notebook. So here are my questions.
    1) most laptops no longer have a serial port: can I use a 'serial to USB' adaptor to plug in my serial mouse and collect responses? would this allow me to have the same resolution I had with the serial port or will I get a larger random error (i.e. as a USB mouse...)
    2) can I still use both the mouse and the response pad or would they conflict, as they will both rely on USB ports?
    Thank you very much, all suggestions much appreciated

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    1. We have not tried this before, but I did run it by a developer and they said it should work. However, there will be larger errors but we are not sure by how much. We do recommend the Saelig USB-to-Serial Port adapter.

    2. Yes, you can use both the mouse and response pad together. This is because once the USB driver is installed, your computer thinks you have a serial port, not a USB.

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