Author Topic: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?  (Read 1056 times)

geekyhawkes

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Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« on: May 25, 2009, 09:56:27 pm »
My motherboard only supports 1xrs232 port which isnt going to be enough for what i have planned.  Does MCE support usb-rs232 convertors?

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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 10:11:48 pm »
yes
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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 10:24:15 pm »
sweet!  Thanks

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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 04:55:10 pm »
Some of them.

I tried the Belkin usb>serial adapters and they didn't work.  The Simpletech adapters however, were plug and play.

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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 01:19:21 am »
Anything that uses the PL2303 chip (Prolific Technology) will work fine, plug and play.

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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 01:41:23 am »
Anything that uses the PL2303 chip (Prolific Technology) will work fine, plug and play.

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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 12:15:40 pm »
FTDI is also recommended.
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Re: Does mce support USB-rs232 convertors?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2009, 09:31:01 pm »
Anything that uses the PL2303 chip (Prolific Technology) will work fine, plug and play.

It's not always obvious which adapters are using which chips.  I can confirm that the last two Startech ICUSB232 adapters that I have purchased use the PL2303.  That adapter seems to be readily available in Canada at least.