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=== Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters === == Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters ==
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==== Determining which chip set your USB-to-Serial-Port Adapter employs ==== === Determining which chip set your USB-to-Serial-Port Adapter employs ===
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 * in the '''System''' applet, open the '''Device Manager'''  * in the '''System''' applet, open the '''Device Manager''' (in Windows XP, its accessible via the '''Hardware''' tab; in Windows 7, via '''Hardware and Sound''')
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 * select the '''USB Serial Converter''' entry for that your USB-to-Serial-Port Adapter  * double-click the '''USB Serial Converter''' entry for your USB-to-Serial-Port Adapter
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 * select the '''Details''' tab

* elect '''Manufacturer'''
 * select the Properties window's '''Driver''' tab and note the Manufacturer
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==== Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the Prolific chip set ==== === Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the FTDI chip set ===
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 * navigate to the the [http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/CustomerLogin.aspx Prolific web site]  * drivers are available via the [[http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm|Future Technology Devices International Ltd.]] web site


=== Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the MCT chip set ===

 * drivers are available via the [[http://www.mct.com.tw/index.php?_Page=support&offset=1&pid=&id=1&_lang=E|Magic Control Technology]] web site; note: for a Belkin FSU409, use the U232-P9 driver.


=== Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the Prolific chip set ===

 * navigate to the the [[http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/CustomerLogin.aspx|Prolific web site]]
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 * navigate to [http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/supportDownload.aspx?FileType=56&FileID=133&pcid=85&Page=0 PL-2303 Drivers & Software]  * navigate to [[http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/supportDownload.aspx?FileType=56&FileID=133&pcid=85&Page=0|PL-2303 Drivers & Software]]
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 * download and install the most recent driver for the Prolific USB to Serial chip set: [http://www.prolific.com.tw/admin/Technology/GetFile.ashx?fileID=232 PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.6.0.zip]  * download and install the most recent driver for the Prolific USB to Serial chip set: [[http://www.prolific.com.tw/admin/Technology/GetFile.ashx?fileID=232|PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.6.0.zip]]
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 * the site provides an alternate v1.6.1 driver that may be useful if the v1.6.0 driver above does not work: [http://www.prolific.com.tw/admin/Technology/GetFile.ashx?fileID=237 PL2303_Prolific_WDMDriverInstaller_v1.6.1.zip]  * the site provides an alternate v1.6.1 driver that may be useful if the v1.6.0 driver above does not work: [[http://www.prolific.com.tw/admin/Technology/GetFile.ashx?fileID=237|PL2303_Prolific_WDMDriverInstaller_v1.6.1.zip]]
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==== Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the FTDI chip set ==== === Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the Silicon Laboratories chip set ===

 * drivers are available via the [[http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/pages/usbtouartbridgevcpdrivers.aspx|Silicon Labs]] web site
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[:TransceiverControl:Transceiver Control] [[TransceiverControl|Transceiver Control]]
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[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]

Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters

de Joe W4TV and Gary AB9M

Determining which chip set your USB-to-Serial-Port Adapter employs

  • open the Windows Control Panel

  • in the System applet, open the Device Manager (in Windows XP, its accessible via the Hardware tab; in Windows 7, via Hardware and Sound)

  • expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section by clicking the + symbol to its left

  • double-click the USB Serial Converter entry for your USB-to-Serial-Port Adapter

  • select the Properties window's Driver tab and note the Manufacturer

Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the FTDI chip set

Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the MCT chip set

Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the Prolific chip set

Updating Device Drivers for USB-to-Serial-Port Adapters based on the Silicon Laboratories chip set


Transceiver Control

Getting Started with DXLab

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