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Re: RS232-to-USB adapter with dial-up modem

--- On Fri, 9/17/10, S D <sundimi@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a RS-232 external dial-up modem that I use from time
> to time. It works fine when connected through a RS-232 port.
> I'd like to use the modem with another PC that doesn't have
> a RS-232 port, so I bought a RS-232 to USB adapter cable.
> It's a simple inexpensive cable that doesn't seem to have
> any chips/processors in it.
> Now, when I connect the modem through a USB port I can't
> get the modem to work.

In case if anyone is having the same problem: I ended up buying a new adapter based on the Prolific PL-2303HX chip. The vendor advertised that it was compatible with Linux and indeed it is. Worked out of the box.



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