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I have a motorola XTS2500I Digital radio through my fire dept. I have the software to program the radios but my problem is that the computer can't read the radio. I have tried all the USB ports with the ribless programming cable and I get the same error.

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The "too fast" computer in rubbish. Especialy condsidering the CPS v12 (and now v13) runs on Vista.

(Not sure why someone whould give you the software and cable to do this yourself)

My first question is what type of cable are you using? Is it a real Motorola cable or a $25 eBay special? I have NO issues when I use the Motorola cable on ANY speed computer programming my xts2500/5000. I do have issues when I do try using the eBay special. Seems to always work on any IBM Laptop but has issues on several other makes models.

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Your computer is to fast for the radio that is what my friend said that works for motorola

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

The XTS Series of radios are very professional - the person responsible for programming your "Fire Radios" was obviously successful - or you wouldn't have one assigned to you. My advice is that you get that person to make the changes you are looking to make. I suspect your version of software is older than the version currently in the radio - and if you had a real reason to have this software, you would have a valid subscription - and hence, the most up-to-date version. Just exactly what are you trying to change on your radio? Are they authorized changes?

Those are the main questions I would be posing.....

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