USB Serial Chipset Recommendation

From: Dave Brockman 
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I am looking for a replacement USB Serial adapter.  I have many PL2303
based adapters and I'm done with the shitty drivers.  I can lock up a
USB bus on Windows, Linux or Mac in a matter of minutes with one of
them installed.  Can anyone recommend a USB serial adapter that does
NOT use the PL2303 driver?

Regards,

dtb


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"Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood
unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be
fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking
equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925
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=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ Tripp lite keyspan USA-19hs works great for me in Windows and osx

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Both of these work great, neither require a driver to work. http://www.amazon.com/Serial-9-Pin-RS-232-Adapter-Chipset/dp/B006AA04K0/ref=pd

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Hmm, that looks like an updated version of the PL2303. Hmmm, if I can find one for under $30 I may give it a shot. Thanks! - --dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTc4a/AAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdA9gH/11ZSrv+qMx7K8PrVgwJEcOL aVzziKwn82fHwJwgdPOaAStu3mMqELYbXN8VvBw9MlLbjJaT3C+5Ds7BfcYnOMPV y0OsoF/aJv2J7o9YQBcyfsEXyiJ7FVhv4yN0oPNQwf6KgEUqLEhSCSxz9U+3uVdm x5hP9+LUVYspcmfsqWg8yOi4L0eFNBv7SdcgvDNgF7WsXyT99/ODPUBC1p/bY6y/ q7fHKhUnPankWQMn3Gk7zwZDQAxgBJe9+SCGrqiyFh/JAsii0jjFYANDOJITZzWK Q87alAB/88yjlAAs7lWTjXWmxGKlmcUmM8VSnRDYfRYIIPckmLUHBNiFE0VcQUo= =r5kV -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ There is only one chipset for USB to serial adapters: The FTDI chip. It's the one the Arduino (prior to the Mega series) uses, it's the one that consumer electronics devices like the Cricut and many other devices use, it's supported on all platforms. Something like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156039 http://www.adafruit.com/products/18?gclid=CjgKEAjwqMybBRCt4

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ all I know is... I've been using one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PODFZG/ref=3Doh

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Ed King :

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ I do not recommend CH340 based chipsets, at least not in 64 bit Windows, as finding the correct drivers is nearly impossible. Both my Prolific and FTDI devices work fine for what I use them for. I usually have five or six installed at any one time. Jeff.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Thanks for that! Ordered. Do you know of another vendor who makes a four port version like: http://www.neweggbusiness.com/product/product.aspx?item=9b-17-707-280 (Don't care for Startech particularly, but a four or possibly 8 port version is mildly exciting) Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTdEKqAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdKUsH/2MB4jeCklgSUe1ldEiZiN1M kZZfNQO4RYbyJsVVgaLt+veHVDl2wGttbfgwLCDGJS+Yv5LXd5TKgDsi123KjwVp vsc4OIeNpzh9aLDxGUuLhhGQFu5tMy1YhS/wK+g3WAqn/rJUh7hCwx909wgbvO3D FtR3KdJbPWI3JRC5iEC4VAj0bpkowyBXjhYwBcaAK2ox+eOXSMzKDon8m+DsNqq2 8xTcdas0cceSzgULADbrapGB4ahznJrzS+dZMgaWRy9H8ABVujMvYZUyBKj0BU7q ndDsOGGEy+0DbAu5ADmWq8Y53Yoy6O+YQyq3q8vEe1KyFJ9/ET/McfZb+4FzKEQ= =DFp4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I have had good experience with the Manhattan USB 3.0 PCIe cards that Shields carries. Work fine with bare metal Windows installs, and works fine with VMWare ESX using pass-thru to Virtual Machines also. Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTdL2bAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdsB0IAIeC5BM/t8XhtLjsB9ZvP2Zv 40bdXKJljo11fbaEo8U/yBxjLSYXBMWsVRIoX0GVoZH/TYhWPlde9qhrml/RQ0Cu XPyD27ft6wWvlBmvfSCZgy6GBYb+oj07uNX42pVEI/6IyZmJhGwAPZRElejnTEGz uAGhIB28OrhDGTtQrFjZGgBWr5bbavFpNq1+wYRJj6e9hbs+mlfZctBda7x574T8 g7ggaUqMzGA+7E0XYhkxEGsSwFjJwrt207PNb/kj6Wdq9wKEPJim+UdyyWrryWMW piGcVIFerX0G3tw70GdWSjZqLWrRCM/HhfsocL/7m3gr3LKIpb8mCBENo/JEOFI= =X6iV -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ What no sshd on the raspberry? Oh I forgot. You like terminals! On Wed, 14 May 2014 13:34:14 -0400, Ed King wrote:

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks, Dave... may have to pick one up. :)