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7266Re: [BCD396XT] USB Serial Adapters (was Re: Firmware update issue)

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  • John Stark
    Jan 14, 2013
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      That depends on the chip set used in the cable. I still use one of the oldest cables and it's fine for any platform as long as they keep updating the driver's :D

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      David Johnson <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

      >I had a cheap HL-340 USB-RS232 adaptor, but when I upgraded to windows
      >7 it stopped working, even with the new drivers from the web page. I
      >bought a new HL-340, and it does work. The older cables are not
      >hardware compatible with the windows 7 drivers.
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      >On 14/01/2013, at 22:24, Mike Dziadus <mdflys4fun@...> wrote:
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      >> I had no luck as well on a windows 7 platform but when I ran freescan it worked fine. So I went to a older PC running XP and it worked fine. My thinking is I need to look for the right drivers for windows 7. So maybe see if its a driver that's stopping you from the update.
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      >> On Jan 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Dan Simon <kc9vzv@...> wrote:
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      >>> Thanks Rob. I am running Windows XP on the main computer I have been trying this on. I do think that what you mentioned is my problem. My adapter is made by Gead Heads (according to the sticker on it) and I got it a while ago at Fry's for a pretty low price. I think I may go ahead and order this cable that has the FTDI chip. http://amzn.com/B007NN5LB0
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      >>> Thanks again!
      >>> -Dan
      >>> On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:16 AM, Robert Terzi wrote:
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      >>>> 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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