The Plugable USB serial adapter allows you to connect legacy devices that use RS232 serial communications to computers that do not have a serial port. Although this usually works well, a number of problems can crop up because many of the devices people want to connect are older devices with various issues. A frequent problem […]
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Prolific has just announced the release of their USB serial adapter SDK for Android. We’ve just completed quick testing on an Android 4.1 tablet (Asus Transformer TF300) of the recently released Prolific USB Serial “QuickTest” App, using our Plugable USB Serial Adapter (which uses the Prolific PL2303HXD chipset). More details on the SDK are available […]
The easiest way to go about installing our Plugable USB to Serial adapter is by starting with the device. If you want to verify that the adapter and the driver were installed properly click here Connect the device to the Mac. Once connected click on the Apple icon and on ‘About This Mac’ Click on […]
Windows 7 will detect and pop up a wizard to install drivers when our Plugable USB to Serial adapter is plugged in, but it’s also easy (as essential on other operating systems) to install the driver software first. Here’s how. Get the driver from: http://plugable.com/drivers/prolific/ You’ll want to download the driver and unzip it anywhere […]
Start by going to the Device Manager. Once there do the following: Expand the Ports ‘(COM& LPT)’ You should be looking at something like this: As you can see Windows has set the port to COM10. However many legacy applications expect the port to be between 1-4. Let’s change that: Right click on the device […]
Windows: No driver installation is necessary for Windows 10, 8, or 7 computers that are connected to the internet. The operating system will download the correct drivers automatically when the Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter is plugged in. If for some reason you need to download the driver for these or other supported […]
Allow any PC to connect to serial devices and programs that communicate through COM ports. PL-2303HX Rev D Chipset for high performance and compatibility across Windows, Mac, Linux, and other platforms. Powered by USB – no external power needed.