You must follow ever step in the process in exact order. The only exceptions I’ve ran into more than once are certain wi-fi dongles, although that seems to have changed for the better the last couple of years in any case that’s the one case where it’s not a real problem – I’ve managed to use all my dongles with the Windows driver, because for these particular kind of devices there’s a wrapper made for Linux to run Windows drivers. Prolific recommends following vendor cable brands: Maybe this is because a driver is not required if the PC application communicated with an existing serial port originally? But, and this applies whether you’re a Windows user or a Linux user: This value will change the port to COM 4. Your unknown device, like LocalRoger pointed out, will be highlighted with a “!
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Wanted: “generic” driver for unknown USB to Serial dongles
Notice in above picture, Code 10 error. Sorry I forget what that part of the standard is called. Removal of this tool: If generic usb to serial adapter was working prior to going to Windows Update, you can “roll back” to the previous installed driver and all will be well once again. Main cause of this issue is because the device you own contains a counterfeit “Prolific” chip China clone.
As a result you end up needing drivers from the manufacturer. And then, moving on. It is dual use – it can demonstrate Ubuntu without installation and it can be ush to install Ubuntu.
Find the device in the tree view; it may show up in Ports, “Other Devices,” or elsewhere, but us should show up with a warning! The only exceptions I’ve ran into more than once are certain wi-fi dongles, although that seems to have changed for the better the last couple of years in any case that’s the one case where it’s not a generic usb to serial problem – I’ve managed to use all my dongles with the Windows driver, because for these particular kind of devices there’s a wrapper made for Linux to run Windows drivers.
To solve this intellectual infringement – original Prolific company modified their newest drivers to render the counterfeit adapters unusable. Generic usb to serial Windows 8, 8.
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Unfortunately this decision also renders all earlier adapters inoperative. Just play with the Live CD a bit so that you know how to use it, and you’ll have another tool in your toolbox for when you need it.
Linux is great for hacking into just uxb anything. After selecting the desire port number, click “OK. There is an advantage in using Linux to narrow your search as the open source policy allows more precise visibility than any commercial OS. Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. Windows has driver support for that built in. Only bit driver I have ever found that works with all the “Prolific” adapters is Usv generic usb to serial.
I think part of the problem with Windows is that it’s a little too helpful; I’ve had several devices insist that I absolutely must install the driver before plugging the USB device in, because if I don’t when I plug the USB device in Windows generic usb to serial install something for it that interferes with the installation of the real driver.
I don’t think any type of FTDI driver was on that disk. May Vote Up 0 Vote Down. Taipei Headquarter 7F, No. Thank you all for the great help – I will try ALL suggestions after this weekend and report the results.
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Home Contact Support Knowledgebase Downloads. Maybe this is because generic usb to serial driver is not required if the PC application communicated with an existing serial port originally? Good Way Technology Co. Of course, if Linux is not easy for you, that is the downside.
How to install Prolific USB to Serial driver on Windows 8
Prolific also prohibits the distribution of any PL drivers including download links without written permission from Prolific. Or you may get no error at all, but your device will still not work.
Prolific does not sell cables serual Prolific brand and packaging. Generic usb to serial vendors selling their “USB to Serial” adapters are baffled. Run the installer program. Bus Device I work at a local computer repair shop and we had a similar problem and that driver seems to work for alot of generic ones.