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7259Re: [BCD396XT] USB Serial Adapters (was Re: Firmware update issue)

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  • Scannerman
    Jan 13, 2013
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      If 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.

      Take care,
      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
      > working.
      > This causes a set the situation a cable setup that previously worked is no
      > longer
      > recognized and the com port goes away.
      > Here's one guide to dealing with Prolific drivers:
      > http://uv5r.99k.org/UV5R-Drivers.html
      > (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
      > most
      > reputable places. It will cost $15-25 instead of $10 or less, but you will
      > spend
      > a lot less time doing trial an error with drivers. The better cables also
      > tend
      > to have better voltage level converters which tends to make things more
      > reliable.
      > Hope this helps,
      > --Rob

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