any known working USB/serial converters?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Jul 7 15:26:53 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 07 July 2009, Steve Underwood wrote:
>Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>   a while back, i was whining about the lack of functionality of a
>> particular USB/serial converter:
>>   does anyone have such a converter that just plain works out of the
>> box?  i'm more than happy to buy and try another brand if it's the
>> prolific product that's causing the trouble.
>The log shown there lists a Prolific pl2303 USB serial converter chip.
>I've been using various converters based on those with Linux for several
>years, and never had a problem. I use them at speeds up to 460800bps.

yes, and in a low traffic situation, they will throw away the first byte of a 
packet about 10% of the time.  That is enough to make them  worthless for most 
apps.  Use FTDI stuff.

Cheers, Gene
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