In winxp you can load a driver for a system device. maybe at driver level the connection data can be verified. How:
connect in serial mode. it will at first time detect a nokia rm801 or whatever device and ask for a driver. it finds 4 devices.
for the first, the xp system will itself suggest
1) USB Composite Device
2) will not find anything, and show the dialog to go onto internet, search etc.
Don't search and choose the driver to install yourself, with the downmost radiobutton and click next, in the categories go to System Devices, the driver assist will suggest a Compaq Deskpro Thermal Sensor, install this. Will install without error
3) see 2.
4) see 2.
Because it installs a temperature sensor driver, it must be possible to monitor or probe somehow. help?