Re: [aprsisce] Windows CE
Tried those, but they still didn't load up any of my 3 USB to serial adapters on the WebDT 366.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 8/29/2011 5:07 PM, Krzysiek wrote:
I’m not sure, but maybe I found USB to serial with drivers for Windows CE.
Look here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
I have this adapter, but no CE machine so far to test it, but from the FTDI site it looks promising, isn’t it?
- Good info. Yes the Ebay ones are junk and never work! You get what you pay for I guess :) I am sure the Prolific 2303 is a good chip as long as it has all the rest of the components built around it. But I am still going to stay with FTDI. :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Keehan Dowd <keehan.dowd@...> wrote:
> I use a prolific chipset USB to serial adapter and it works well, however it
> is the third adapter I tried. At first I bought a couple of cheapies from
> eBay for a couple dollars each and I had no end of problems with them. Then
> I bought a more expensive adapter from a local office supply store for about
> $30 and it, using the same driver, worked flawlessly.
> After a bit more digging, I found this on the Prolific website;
> "Prolific strongly recommend to only purchase USB-to-Serial cables from
> company-branded products providing technical support. It is not advisable to
> buy from unknown cable makers (no-brand cables) made in China. Prolific does
> not manufacturer any end-product cables and will not provide direct support
> to end-users."
> So, Prolific does not make the adapters, only the chipset. You may just luck
> out with a cheapie adapter, or you may not.
> To get the original prolific drivers, go here:
> Keehan - VE6XVK
> Please excuse brevity and typos. Sent from my iPhone
> On 2011-09-15, at 6:08 AM, Krzysztof <kk_011@...> wrote:
> Yes, usually I hear that FTDI is much, much, much better than Prolific and I
> believe it is, but here the problem is rather with driver installation in
> WinCE - not in the device.
> Prolific driver is already installed by tablet vendor while FTDI is not and
> my installation fails.
> I have this one: http://ygi.com.tw/product/adapter/p_us_11232.html
> Actually, I'm not sure if they offer still exactly the same one with
> PL2303HX chipset which I have.
> I bought my some years ago, but I think that PL2303HX is quite common
> chipset in low-cost devices, so it should be easy to get one.
> If not, just tell me and I can sell you one as I have more units then I
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Of w7boz
> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:57 PM
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> Subject: [aprsisce] Re: Windows CE
> WOW! A Prolific device that works! Sorry for the sarcasim..... Never had a
> Prolific that ever worked. Well, thats good news. Can you tell me what
> Prolific USB to Serial you used? Might try that one.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "krzysiekk74" <kk_011@> wrote:
> > Lynn and other WebDT+APRSISCE/32 current and potential users,
> > success! I've installed USB-to-serial adapter on WebDT and it works well
> with D710.
> > When I failed with FTDI chipset based one, I've checked other one with
> Prolific PL2303 chipset and... it just works.
> > My WebDT Windows CE has embeded driver for it so it was enough to plug it
> in USB port and that's it.
> > It works as COM2 port and perfectly interfaces APRSISCE/32 with D710.
> > If someone would need such adapter I think that can easy buy it, but if
> not then I can offer help. I have number of such adapters.
> > Wow! It was really nice to see star-marked RF call signs on the list in
> APRSISCE/32! :-)
> > It is not so elegant solution like your with BT-Serial, but it is really
> cheap and works!
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Krzysztof
> > SQ5NWI
> > --- In email@example.com, "Krzysztof" <kk_011@> wrote:
> > >
> > > OK, now I understand where i misunderstood you.
> > > From my perspective we talked in this "Windows CE" thread about
> USB-Serial installation under this particular OS controlling tablet branded
> > > I thought that you succeeded with such installation.
> > >
> > > Anyway, I'm still trying base on FTDI vendor info and drivers for WinCE.
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Krzysztof
> > > SQ5NWI
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