Recently I tried to install a PCI Serial Card in my computer. I have a label printer that uses either a parallel or serial port. I exhausted all avenues to get the right drivers and then consulted the softwear manufacturer and didn't get anywhere from their recommendations. Anyone else out there that has had experience with this?
Could you please specify exactly which cards work with your E520 please? For example, is the SIIG card a JJ-P11012-S6? Please include the exact part number.
I bought a LAVA SP-PCI which does not work--no new hardware was detected by Windows XP. I therefore contacted LAVA in Toronto who blamed the E520 BIOS of the motherboard. Updating the E520 BIOS to the latest version did not help though.
The same LAVA SP-PCI card caused an older Asus motherboard Duron 900 W2K PC to lock-up on boot. When the card was removed, the PC booted to Windows as normal.
LAVA think they may have fixed the problem with a new release of the SP-PCI card. They also admitted that they had received reports of similar problems with their cards being installed in the latetst HP PC's.