With updated flight sequences and communications parameters
for entry, descent and landing and surface operations now uploaded to one of Curiosity's two redundant main computers -- Rover Compute Element (RCE)-B -- today RCE-A is being swapped back to become Curiosity's prime computer, and RCE-B is returning to backup mode.
This lets users view and manage all of the key communications parameters
A second port for general purpose with user configurable communications parameters
and support for either Modbus RTU or ASCII protocols.
Note: You normally do not need to set any communications parameters
for a COM port in the Windows Device Manager because most serial communication software will set the communications parameters
, directly overriding any settings in the Device Manager.
In Telnet, instead of specifying serial communications parameters
(port, baud rate, parity), the user specifies an IP address and a port number for the PC or device that he wants to communicate with.
To access LPIES, set your communications parameters
to eight data bits, one stop bit, no parity, full duplex, and echo off.
The public access number for this BBS is (404)835-6600 using "N81." [Note: while most communications software documentation will help you understand the communications parameters
necessary to contact a BBS, if you need a quick answer to a question, try contacting your local society chapter or its computer committee.]
A listing of all communications parameters
will be displayed.