usb serial peripheral to XP PC via iPhone ?

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

  1. macaron macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    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

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    Jun 27, 2007
    #2
    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

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    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.
     

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