help needed installing USB to Serial Cable for ADTPro
mikew at thecomputervalet.com
Sat Mar 11 18:13:46 CST 2017
On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 4:49 PM Joe Giliberti via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Okay, it's working the ugreen one. I did a stupid and dropped the
> RXTXComm file in the wrong place.
> Well, since all sales are final at Radioshack these days, I've got an
> extra cable...
> Thanks again. If I didn't look into the things suggested, I probably
> wouldn't have found my screw-up!
> Joe Giliberti
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 5:24 PM, Adrian Graham
> <witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 11/03/2017 21:52, "Joe Giliberti via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> > wrote:
> >> The cable is branded "Ugreen." I've had difficulties with USB to RS232
> >> adapters in the past, which is why I bought it from the ADTPro
> >> website. I figured that it would be more likely to work straight away.
> > I've had difficulties with everything I've used from ugreen, the latest
> > being an HDMI-DVA adapter which just didn't work 100%. Trouble is with
> > of these ebay buys you don't know who made it until it lands on your mat.
> >> On a venture to the grocery store today, I stopped in at a Radioshack
> >> which was having a liquidation sale. I bought their "Gigaware" USB to
> >> serial cable for a decent discount at $20. As I understand it, this
> >> one uses a Prolific chipset which can occasionally be troublesome..
> >> Thankfully, there appear to be drivers for it specifically for Windows
> >> 7.
> > Prolific! That's the chipset name I was trying to remember earlier. Seems
> > that most ADTPro folks have more success with that one than the others.
> > --
> > Adrian/Witchy
> > Binary Dinosaurs creator/curator
> > Www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - the UK's biggest private home computer
> > collection?
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