The drivers for the Prolific USB to serial chip set are built into
most OSes these day (Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and Windows). So for a
NoName device check to see if it is Prolific based.
There are a couple of competing chipsets but for those you have to
reply on the maker for drivers. And usually they're only on Windows.
If you want to look for a reliable brand Keyspan are very good. And
seem to use Prolific (at least in the ones I have).
73 Kevin N7WIM
On Dec 6, 2007, at 8:20 PM, Gary Smith wrote:
> I did the best I could and it simply failed to work. FInally I went
> to Best Buy, bought a different USB to DB9 converter and sonofagun it
> worked. The first connector was an eBay special and it is worthless.
> The one I got that worked is a Dynex (Probably much cheaper elsewhere
> as Best Buy is not know for low prices).
> So if you're looking to go from DB9 to USB and failing, your
> impassable barrier might well be the cable you buy. (And they do need
73 DE N7WIM / G8UDP
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