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How to make your USB/Serial adapter be com1
This thread has 17 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 18.
Post 16 made on Thursday November 20, 2008 at 14:29
Lurking Member
November 2008

I found an old ATEN UC232A USB to Serial adaptor in a drawer, let XP find drivers, reset the unit to use COM1 as described above and it works fine. So the ATEN product seems to work. It is at least 8 years old, but it is still listed on their site as a current product. This was with an old TS1000.
Post 17 made on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 16:45
Founding Member
September 2001
I never was able to get it to work with mine. It would start to download the config but would bomb out about 30% through. Never did get a successful download from the remote to the PC.

Moved to an old PC with a serial port and it worked great!
Post 18 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 12:29
Lurking Member
August 2011
You probably need a better cable. Most of the low-cost cables has a processor chip from a company called Prolific, these chips often have drivers which are incompatible with Windows Vista and 7. I recommend a USB to Serial adapter with a FTDI chipset, which is a more expensive processor and is compatible with all versions of Windows. Very easy to work with, and well worth the extra money.
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