I am unable to get the 2 COM-ports to work on this board for love or money.
I've been using the little Asus MIR/USB add-in card with its PS/2 jack for the mouse. Now that I need the serial ports for my medical equipment, they will not work. Yes, with the add-in card COM-2 is disabled, but upon removing that card, COM-2 should return.
Both ports are enabled in the BIOS but Win98se reports that the ports are working properly but it cannot detect a mouse. I've changed the cables/adapters/mice ...but zip.
Has anyone had a similar experience with this board?
Is there any truth to the claim that the board requires special cables to connect to the chasis?
I just am not ready to upgrade yet.