OT: OBDII software and Ready State Monitor

I posted a while back about OBDII to USB adaptors and have acquired one.
http://www.obdpros.com/product_info.php?products_id 8
I like it but the software does display which ready state monitors are not set. What kind of software does it take to display that? I would have thought that was readily and widely available but I can't tell without installing the programs. So far, frustration. And junk software.
Something in the low dollar range is preferable. Fancy dials not needed.
Jeff
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Look around for different software. Those devices are mostly just converters that match the voltage level at the OBDII connector to the PC.lots of free software out there.
Jimmie
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Try some of the automotive groups preferably one that matches your car. Let them know what you are trying to do. Lots of help on tweaking a computer available.
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On 3/7/2011 10:37 AM, JIMMIE wrote:

Oh, I'm tired of that!
It looks like I can telnet in on the serial port of the adaptor and query the ready state. That is good enough for me.
Jeff
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curious why you bought that instead of a scangauage?
http://www.scangauge.com /
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Perhaps he already has a computer. Does a scangauge have the ability to see/delete black box info, like in ABS systems? Jes curious.
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On 3/7/2011 3:28 PM, snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

Several reasons.
1) $169 versus $49
2) The OBD Pro can work with data logging software. It can also read the lamda/HEGO/O2 sensors so you can see actual data and the scangauge apparently doesn't. Seeing that data is how I knew I had a wiring problem.
3) You can telnet directly into the engine computer with a laptop and run/receive any data it is capable of.
4) I forgot all about scangauge...
Jeff
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But on the other hand, my handheld code reader shows all the monitors required to pass inspection and whether they are set. It's quite amazing a PC based solution doesn't show that basic info.
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On 3/7/2011 9:47 PM, snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

I was surprised too, but it's free software. I can telnet in and get them though. I still like looking at the live engine data and being able to log.
Jeff
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