7259Re: [BCD396XT] USB Serial Adapters (was Re: Firmware update issue)
- Jan 13, 2013If you are in need of a usb to serial adapter I would suggest the usb to
serial adapter at sewell direct SW-1301. I havd been using it with Windows
7 with no issues.
On Jan 12, 2013 11:16 AM, "Robert Terzi" <rct-yh@...> wrote:
> kc9vzv wrote:
> > Well I have been trying to update my drivers for a few hours tonight and
> it does not
> > seem to be working... :( Should I try to get a whole new serial-to-usb
> cable? Any chance that that would help?
> Dan Simon wrote:
> > so I may just order one online for $10. We'll see. Thanks for the input.
> I didn't see a mention what OS your are running and a few other details
> that would help
> determine if this is your problem or not.
> However, many people have been experiencing problems with Windows 7 and
> cheap Chinese
> knockoffs of the Prolific USB serial adapter that you see cheaply
> available for $10 and less.
> A somewhat recent update to the Prolific driver which Windows Update will
> try to
> install attempts to detect the non-genuine chips and prevent them from
> This causes a set the situation a cable setup that previously worked is no
> recognized and the com port goes away.
> Here's one guide to dealing with Prolific drivers:
> (for more google for "prolific error 10 windows 7)
> NOTE: If you are going to go through the exercise of buying another USB to
> serial cable,
> I strongly suggest that you spend more than $10 and find one that is based
> on the
> FTDI USB serial chip. FTDI will be in the description of the cable from
> reputable places. It will cost $15-25 instead of $10 or less, but you will
> a lot less time doing trial an error with drivers. The better cables also
> to have better voltage level converters which tends to make things more
> Hope this helps,
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