Archived: NI-Serial 4.0 Bug Fixes

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This document describes the fixes included in the NI-Serial 4.0 update.

The update fixes configuration issues with NI-Serial when used with NI-VISA 5.3 and MAX 5.5 and later and is strongly recommended for all NI-Serial installations.

These configuration issues can consist of:

  • Inability to access serial port information from MAX
  • Multiple entries for the same board
  • Serial ports showing up in unexpected locations

The update is available via Update Service, or from the Drivers and Updates link below.

Related Links: 
Drivers and Updates:  NI Device Drivers 2013.08 - Windows

Glossary of Terms


  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on  You may also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in KnowledgeBase articles.
  • Legacy ID – An older issue ID that refers to the same issue.  You may instead find this issue ID in older known issues documents.
  • Description - A few sentences which describe the problem. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version in which the issue was reported.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).