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Serial To Usb Adapter


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#1 cramz

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:18 PM

I have a Garmin GPS unit that came with a serial interface cable. I bought a serial to usb adapter cable that I'm having problems installing. First off I don't think that the disk with the driver is compatible with xp because when my computer finds new hardware it says something about a pl2303 com port and asks if I want to install from the disk, i click yes and then it starts to download and a window pops up asking me to search for a usber.sys file so I browse for that file that i find on the disk,and it asks for another file softctl file, i find that one on the disk and then the wizard completes and says that the device was not installed because the ini file was for win95 or later. I contacted the website where I purchased the cable, waiting on reply.

Can I just use a generic driver to install the adapter?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:56 PM

I personally have never used a serial to USB adapter. However, after reading the following, I doubt if a generic driver will work:What is the make and model of the adapter you purchased?

Edited by just me, 29 December 2006 - 02:57 PM.


#3 JPHarvey

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 05:17 PM

Mate, we had the same problem at work with our adapters - they would seem to be recognised by Windows, but for some reason they still had the (!) exclamation in the device manager. Again, the drivers supplied, and those embedded in Windows did not correctly enable the adapter.
What brang is the one you are using?
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:28 PM

It doesn't have a brand name on it anywhere. i purchased it online for 9.95.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:33 PM

I solved the problem............I just bought another cable.
Thanks for your help




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