USB to Serial

KaminskyKaminsky Member Posts: 1,235
Gone through two of these now and still can't get putty ( terminal emulator ) to connect. The xp machine can see the usb device and seems to install it fine. When I try to use putty on that com port I get nothing.

I hear these things are very tempremental so what should I be looking at to get it working ?


  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Are you sure you're using the right settings for the device you're connecting to?
  • KaminskyKaminsky Member Posts: 1,235
    Cheers Dynamic.... Come through with the goods as always.
  • phantasmphantasm Member Posts: 995
    As a side note here, if you plan on using a USB to RS-232 adapter in linux, make sure you have enabled support (or the module) for it in the kernel. Secondly you will need to make sure that your users are in the correct group.

    In my case I have a Prolific RS-232 adapter and the group was uucp. If the user is not in this group then they cannot access the ttyUSB port.
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
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