USB to Serial adapter cable



staminasports
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
i am trying to connect a serial device (gps) to my xp laptop USB port but xp
won't even recogize the cable. this cable worked just fine on windows me.
I've tried a couple of different drivers manually but nothing works and xp
can't find anything on its own. thanks for any help.

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
staminasports,
Is this the type of cable your talking about?
'USB To Serial Adapter DB9m, G-uc232a' (http://tinyurl.com/dmhbd)

Notice the requirements, Windows(r) 98/2000 compatible.
Not for items that require IRQ or I/O address.

You didn't state who makes your gps device. I would check to see if
there is a driver/firmware update for the unit for XP.
It may be that the device is incompatable with XP.
Best,
Treeman


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Mike Painter
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
staminasports wrote:
> i am trying to connect a serial device (gps) to my xp laptop USB port
> but xp won't even recogize the cable. this cable worked just fine on
> windows me. I've tried a couple of different drivers manually but
> nothing works and xp can't find anything on its own. thanks for any
> help.

What do you mean by "xp won't even recognize the cable"?
Under XP my USB to Serial cable does not show as a USB device. No message
and no "safely remove hardware" icon appears.
When I plug it in, it shows up as a serial port in the control panel - and
works as it should.

Damo
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Is it still working just fine on Windows ME? Is it compatible with XP?
Damo

"staminasports" <staminasports@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E4B6FB5F-5717-4FE1-A5AF-8FD63A7534BD@microsoft.com...
>i am trying to connect a serial device (gps) to my xp laptop USB port but
>xp
> won't even recogize the cable. this cable worked just fine on windows me.
> I've tried a couple of different drivers manually but nothing works and xp
> can't find anything on its own. thanks for any help.

staminasports
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
when i try to instal it, xp can't find the corect driver. when i go into
hardware manager it is listed as "not configured properly". the cable is a
couple years old, maybe i just have to get a new one. it is an iconcepts
brand and i can't find much about them on the web.

"Mike Painter" wrote:

> staminasports wrote:
> > i am trying to connect a serial device (gps) to my xp laptop USB port
> > but xp won't even recogize the cable. this cable worked just fine on
> > windows me. I've tried a couple of different drivers manually but
> > nothing works and xp can't find anything on its own. thanks for any
> > help.
>
> What do you mean by "xp won't even recognize the cable"?
> Under XP my USB to Serial cable does not show as a USB device. No message
> and no "safely remove hardware" icon appears.
> When I plug it in, it shows up as a serial port in the control panel - and
> works as it should.
>
>
>

Mike Painter
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
staminasports wrote:
> when i try to instal it, xp can't find the corect driver. when i go
> into hardware manager it is listed as "not configured properly". the
> cable is a couple years old, maybe i just have to get a new one. it
> is an iconcepts brand and i can't find much about them on the web.
>
Mine is also a no name but came with a CD.

Google "iconcepts usb drivers" without the quotes and you'll have about 9000
hits. The first one should have what you need.


USB to Serial adapter cable