Would it be correct to asume that the other parameters are allways fixed at these settings : 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no hardware flow control ?
Not sure about that. Looking at the source would reveal that sort of stuff.
On the playground there is a command for Linux which allows you to use the serial port as a standard terminal. It would also have the full parameters.
Does the Hyperterminal interogate the FTDI driver and ask for it's capabilities or are these values just generic valus used for any COM port ?[/quotes]
They are standard baud rates. Serial ports are 'dumb' and cant be interrogated.
Can the Arduino board communicate at speeds over 115200 baud ?
Damn. Its a 16mhz chip. What are you trying to do to the poor thing? ;D
I dont think the FTDI can handle faster though.