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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Windows 7 32 & 64 Bit Drivers are on the web

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    This adapter will work on Windows 7 32 & 64 bit OS machines but you must manually download and install the driver. Follow these steps and you should do fine-- 1. Do not connect the adapter to your PC - just wait we will connect later 2. Visit this web page: http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31 You can see the link for the driver there. 3. Download the driver file: PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v110.zip 4. Unzip the download to see the .exe file 5. Run the exe to install the driver 6. After installing, I would suggest a reboot of your PC - can't hurt 7. Connect the adapter 8. All should work, check out he Windows Device Manager to make sure that the hardware is functioning correctly. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not what I needed

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    I returned this item, so I can't review it specifically. I'm writing this to warn you that it's not the same as a VGA-USB connector. I'm basically computer illiterate, so I went to Best Buy for some professional help. I needed the VGA adapter, but when I saw the price, I asked the associate if they had any less expensive. He pulled this off the rack. I opened it and saw that it looked similar to the VGA connection, but because the box said PDA/Serial Adapter, I questioned him. He said, "Yep, trust me". After driving home (30 minutes) I discovered it wasn't right, the number of pins is different. So an hour later, I arrived home with the right product. Be careful of the associates' supposed "knowledge". I had to give it stars, so based on other Dynex products, I'll assume it's good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works like it should, simple serial connector.

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    This would have gotten all excelents if not for the length of the cable. Fortunately I have plenty of USB extension cables as I needed this for configuring a switch located at the top of the rack. All in all it works like advertised, and provides me with a way to configure switches without a serial port on my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works as advertised

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    This device works as expected. Plug one end into your USB port on your computer. Drivers installed lickety-split (no CD/DVD needed). Used the other port for a terminal program to connect to a mainframe. All good. As I mentioned, the price was a bit high (I have seen it considerably lower elsewhere), but we needed one same day and that is one big advantage with Best Buy. We were willing to pay a bit more to get it the same day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It works but no current driver

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    There is no documentation. There is no driver for Windows 7. Driver for XP on disk did not install. After half an hour of searching I finally found a driver that works with windows 7. (search PL2303 driver) Once installed it works great. At this point in time there is no excuse to be selling stuff that is not supported by Windows 7. What is worse is that there is no documentation about compatability.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No disk (drivers) or instructions were in package

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    The cable works good the only dislike I had with the cable was no instructions or disk for drivers came with the cable. I went to the MFG web site and trying to find the drivers for this cable to be compatible just about drove me nuts. After much frustration and digging I finally downloaded the correct drivers and was able to use the cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Functional Adapter

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    When I purchased this, it came with a driver disk. I installed it onto my XP Pro computer. It worked great on the first thing that I tried, which was my CarChip (www.carchip.com). It would not work on my Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition DF1 program from SourceForge.Net. After exploring around, I noticed that in Device Manager, the description was "Prolific USB-to-Serial" and this was in the Manual.PDF also. I searched on the web and found a more recent driver. The site was http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/download.asp and then select "USB to I/O Port Controllers". Now find the "PL-2303 USB to Serial Bridge Controller" (second section from the top) and then select the "PL-2302 Software and Drivers". At the top of the page click on the "wd_pl2303_v20019v2028.zip" and save it to your computer. Unzip or explore into this file to find the "PL-2303 Driver Installer.exe" and run this program. After it installs, you will have to re-boot and now all should work great. Mine sure did.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Basic item works as expected.

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    I needed this cable to hook up a newer printer with an older serial device. It worked as expected. It was convenient the local store had this in stock.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    works great. saves the com port used.

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    use it for work to commission new LTE cell sites. odd that brand new equipment needs such an old interface. doesn't include drivers. drivers must be downloaded from website

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worked as advertised

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    Serial to USB adapter worked great. Windows 8.1 pro found it without any trouble. The cost was about twice as much as my normal supplier but I didn't have an option

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works as described

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    Bought this to work with a Uniden NASCAR Scanner to program easier for race weekends (Go #14 Smoke!) which only came with an old-school serial cable. Needed this USB converter cable to plug into my computer and it worked great with my scanner and computer. Only downside is the cable it a bit expensive, IMO.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works as intended

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    Simple USB to RS232 cable. Works as expected. Plugs into USB port and provides the ability to use console connections to a variety of devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just works

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    My Dell Ultrabook doesn't have a serial port, and I needed to configure some Cisco switches. This USB / Serial adaptor did the trick just fine on Windows 7 64 bit. For the driver I matched the PCI ID to get an OEM driver for the chipset used I the adaptor. Works great with Putty!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does the job

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    Product used for work and is easy to use; previous product (not related) required cd install and caused comp to BSOD. This one works like a charm

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Win7 - WORKS PERFECTLY

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    I read the reviews, figured I use it on my Vista system just to solve a problem as users said it would not work on Win7. Others said it was too short a cable. So here's a review for the IT Director of a medical software company, and systems builder/integrator/tech/etc for 34 yrs 1# Win7 installed/worked perfectly - even when I did it wrong by plugging it in before I found the installer CD. 2# Unplugged device and installed software, picked Win7 option, replugged cable - WORKED PERFECTLY, again 3# Length - THIS IS AN ADAPTOR, IT IS NOT an extension cable. 1st, if you are running RS232 you probably have a 9 pin M/F cable, use it. When I am on the road w/my tech-kit the last thing I want is long cables to carry around. I can use a USB extension cable or an RS232 extension, the length is PEFECT 4) For those having install problems on Win7 - did you plug it right into your computer or into an extension cable #USB)? Many USB extension cables are no good. Did you install the software that came with the cable or just plug it in? Did you look online for the Win7 compatible version. It works PERFECTLY 5) Price - come on, $35, and you're complaining? This isn't an extension cable #as you've noted#, it is a tech-device built into a cable. I'M THRILLED TO HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM FOR $35. If you're complaining about the price Dynex charges, go buy a Monster Cable. Only funky - never realized that Win7 does not come w/Hyperterminal. I downloaded the 30 day free trial from Hilgrave #original Hyperterminal writers), works great in Win7 64-bit. You can copy HYPERTRM.DLL and EXE from an old XP system but it only works on Win7 32bit, not 64.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does what it says on the box

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    Bought this to connect the existing GPS on my vessel to my new navigation computer. It worked like a dream and was easy to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This cable works with Windows & linux

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    And amazingly enough I was even able to get it to work through a windows virtual host with a linux guest inside - worked for controlling network gear using the serial console port. Very established chipset works really well with CentOS.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    works great!

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    This thing works great. I have had a couple of these and they dont always work the way you want. I had been looking for one exactly like this as the last one had folded over of its own weight and snapped the internal connections and became very unreliable. This one, works great. Installed into win8.1 quickly and easily. Had to look it up in the device manager, but then it worked like magic. Thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Plug

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    It's does what it's for, I used it to connect a machine to my computer and it works great

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Plugged it in and it worked!

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    I picked one of these up to connect my AutoStar telescope to my new computer for programming. I plugged it into my USB port, waited a couple of seconds until Windows told me it was ready, plugged in my telescope, opened up the AutoStar software, and was all set to customize the programming of my telescope. I'm very pleased with this little device.

    I would recommend this to a friend