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mikeyd85
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Solved. Thanks all!
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Well without a make/model number not much advice can be given.

I would start by going to the manufactures website and seeing if you can download a firmware update; this could reset the device so its not trying to connect to the web, where you go from there depends on what you want to do.

It might be worth baring in mind that these devices are not supposed to be used at home i.e. there designed to be used with specialist warehouse software or specialist applications - you might find it hard to just plug it into your computer and expect it to appear magically.
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To quote Kate Nash:

"Yeah, intelligent input darling"
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http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=2408

http://www.aggsoft.com/asdl-barcode-data-logger.htm
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(Original post by mikeyd85)
To quote Kate Nash:

"Yeah, intelligent input darling"
What, please re-read my post darling.
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I'm guessing the software is on the computer, not the device itself? If that's the case, the best course of action would be to intercept the data before it reaches the software. Considering that a Serial Port is Analogue and not Digital, that shouldn't be too hard.
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What, please re-read my post darling.
I have gorgeous.

Make and model is somewhat irrelevant. It's bespoke hardware, there's nothing but the company who distributes it on the net. Perhaps if I knew the Chinese manufacturer, I'd have a better chance.

I'm aware that it shouldn't "just work", hence the title!
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I'm guessing the software is on the computer, not the device itself? If that's the case, the best course of action would be to intercept the data before it reaches the software. Considering that a Serial Port is Analogue and not Digital, that shouldn't be too hard.
You are correct, however, I do not know how to do this. Serial is sooo 1990s! :p:
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Try this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896644.aspx
You want to sniff the data being sent so you can find an algorithm that works for your device to enable to you retrieve it and process it.
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Serial Port Sniffer
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Remind me to rep you tomorrow. Second link worked absolutely perfectly. Only problem is that the data is encrypted. :sad:
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Always keep the problem as well as the solution guys. Other people will undoubtably have the same problem!
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(Original post by mikeyd85)
Remind me to rep you tomorrow. Second link worked absolutely perfectly. Only problem is that the data is encrypted. :sad:
Glad it worked and unlucky about the encryption.
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Glad it worked and unlucky about the encryption.
It's not too much of an issue. Means that we're not going to deploy it at work, but that isn't always a bad thing...
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You could always try and decrypt it. It should be trivial to decode, I don't see it requiring high security. Try looking for data that you know that is transmitted. Look to see if anyone else has worked with one before. Hackaday (http://hackaday.com/2009/10/07/barcode-challenge/) might be a good place to start. Get some dumps for different products. Generate your own bar codes and see how much one character changes it etc.
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