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usb to rs232 problem?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by scott148, Dec 26, 2008.

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  1. scott148

    scott148 Thread Starter

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    Hi
    i bought a cheap usb to rs232 cable of ebay for £2 with a driver disc.

    When i connect usb to port the wizard takes over and asks to install disc but then it will not install .
    Have downloaded different drivers but it still wont work,drivers are on desktop i think
    thought cable was not working so ordered another but same problem.
    Am i doing something wrong?
     
  2. blackbox_ns

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    Some manufacturers of converters like this require you to install the driver software before connecting the converter to the computer. I would suggest going into device manager and uninstalling the converter, restart the computer. Hopefully on the driver disk there is a "setup" or "install" utility that can be executed, run this install and after it is done connect the converter to the USB port on the computer and let the New Hardware Wizard do its thing. If this doesn't fix the problem try a different vendors converter.
     
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