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If DesignaKnit says the port is not available, it means that the port number entered in DesignaKnit’s Knitting Machine Setup either doesn’t exist or is allocated to another device.
DesignaKnit 8 and 9 are able to search automatically for the port number to use for the following cables. Note that some of these are serial cables: the search can be done for these cables regardless of whether they are being used with a USB to serial converter.
SilverLink 2, 4, or 5
USB SilverLink 3
USB BrotherLink 1, 3, or 5
Serial BrotherLink 2, 4, or 5
USB E6000Link 1 or 2
Serial E6000Link 2
Serial E8000Link 1 or 2
USB or serial ScreenLink
They are not able to search for the following group of cables, regardless of whether they are being used with a USB to serial converter.
Serial SilverLink 3
Serial BrotherLink 1 or 3
Serial E6000Link 1
Please select one of these:-
My cable is on the first list (Use Find Link)
My cable is on the second list (Use Device Manager)
If you are using a serial link with a USB to Serial Converter, also see here
Port Not Available
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