usb serial peripheral to XP PC via iPhone ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macaron, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. macaron macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    I guess this one is a toughie:
    I need to connect a portable USB serial peripheral (smart card reader) to a remote PC running XP which sees it as a COM port.
    The easisestway to do this is to use a notebook running windows, through remote desktop.
    I would like to spare buying an eeepc-like and use an iPhone instead.
    Can you think of a hardware/software combination that would do the job?
    Thank you in advance.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You are not clear what you are asking.

    iPhone has a remote desktop app called VNsea. You need to jailbreak it to install the app.

    There is a card reader that works with iPods.
  3. macaron thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Dear Consultant,
    I can rephrase my need :
    I need to plug a standard USB peripheral into an iPhone by some way, (which has to power the device by the way), and make a remote PC think that it is a serial COM port directly connected to it.
    This is not at all straightforward. It happens to work with the standard Microsoft Remote desktop Client, provided a driver called usbser.sys which maps USB devices to COM ports is installed, and using the "bring serial ports to remote" option.
    I don't know if it works with Vnc or logmein, and I wonder if it is at all possible with an iPhone.
    I expect answers from people who know what can and cannot be done with the docking port of the Iphone, and the serial port management of the iPhone OsX.

Share This Page