Bad experience with USB to Serial adapter.. Need help!

JammywanksJammywanks Posts: 127Member
Since most PC's these days only include one serial port, I got a USB to Serial port conversion adapter to attach to my rollover console cable. It is blue colored, made by iConcepts, in device manager it appears as "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm port (COM 4)"

The connection serial port settings are the same as my onboard serial port, that is 9600-8-n-1 with flow control set to none.

In teraterm and hyperterminal I can connect to my 1720 router, but I only recieve output. It does not respond to any input keys that I use.

Anyone have the same USB to serial adapter? Or any other brand for that matter? Do USB to serial adapters work well with routers at all?

The device drivers were downloaded from this site. It also includes a small picture of the adapter: http://24.237.160.4/files/drivers/USB/Iconcepts/Windows/CONFIGU.HTM
CCNA Lab: Two 1720's, one 2520, two 2924XL switches
[IPCop box] PIII 1GHz | 512MB RAM | 1 Gig Compact Flash HD
Errors in your CCNA text book? Never mind, the authors don't care.

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  • bmaurobmauro Posts: 307Member
    I can't remember the brand we use - but thats all we use at work - since all the laptops don't have serial ports USB is the only option.

    Never had a problem with them. Silly question - but are there drivers that need to be downloaded?
  • JammywanksJammywanks Posts: 127Member
    Yes, if you change the address and list the directory contents, you get this file: http://24.237.160.4/files/drivers/USB/Iconcepts/Windows/Setup_WinXP.exe

    Does your adapter require a driver? Is it included in Windows or have you provided it?
    CCNA Lab: Two 1720's, one 2520, two 2924XL switches
    [IPCop box] PIII 1GHz | 512MB RAM | 1 Gig Compact Flash HD
    Errors in your CCNA text book? Never mind, the authors don't care.
  • baracusbaracus Posts: 50Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Jammywanks wrote:
    Anyone have the same USB to serial adapter? Or any other brand for that matter? Do USB to serial adapters work well with routers at all?

    I have no problems with my IOGear adapter.

    http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=product&Item=GUC232A
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