I am not sure what type of serial communication it is, but I know I only need a Tx, Rx and a ground from my device to my computer.
I used a jumper to connect the reset and the ground pin together as suggested and the Rx light flashed when I send the board some text from HyperTerminal, but I was not seeing any text being sent from the board to the computer... I will not have much time to works on this for a few days, so I might just break down and buy a Serial-to-USB adapter...
Thank you for the help!!
I'm wondering what the name CEstudent comes from. Do you understand what sort of signals your device will produce? If you connect two devices with the wrong electrical characteristics it could damage either/both of them. If you value the hardware, you should understand what you're connecting before you try it in anger.