Are you using Windows Mobile Device center? If not, you will need to use that software to connect with that old of a Trimble.model. I have one and use the 26 pin without a issue.
I was trying to connect via survey link in civil 3d.
I appreciate the reply back!
I will take a look on ebay to see if I can find one.
+1 on the NULL MODEM cable, it is the same as a RS 232 cable but the pinout on the "serial" version is reversed. meaning the wire from pin 1 goes to pin 9 whereas the wire from pin 1 in a null modem cable goes to pin 1 on the opposite end. RS 232 is the standard 9 pin cable.
Thanks for the information! Looks like I should find a 26 pin connector or the multi adapter cable.
Ummm.. You might want to dust off the old Compaq 386e with Windows 3.1 desktop while you are at it....