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7275USB Serial Adapters (was Re: Firmware update issue)

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  • dataman60435
    Jan 17, 2013
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      Is it possible to buy the "HL-340" USB adapter at like "Office Max" connect it to the cable that came with the 396XT, download the drivers?...What is the price of the adapter and who is it made by-Thank You.....

      --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, David Johnson wrote:
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      > 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.
      >
      > Sent from my iPhone
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      > On 14/01/2013, at 22:24, Mike Dziadus 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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      > > Sent from a secret location deep within United States of America
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      > > On Jan 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Dan Simon wrote:
      > >
      > >> 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
      > >>
      > >> Thanks again!
      > >> -Dan
      > >> On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:16 AM, Robert Terzi 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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