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[aprssig] Plug and Play USB-to-RS232?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Dec 26 00:02:00 UTC 2006


Some of the 'drivers' may not even be drivers at all.  On one ARM-based
prototype project I've been working on here, I have serial over USB working
with a built-in driver that comes with XP - it just needs an .inf file to
tell it which one to use.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Gary
> Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2006 11:46 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; M J
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Plug and Play USB-to-RS232?
> 
> Why don't you want to add anymore device drivers to your PC? 
> Are you confusing drivers with plugins? This doesn't make any 
> sense. There are likely hundreds of device drivers already on your PC
> so another legitimate one won't make any difference except to 
> allow the related device to communicate with your PC's OS and 
> programs.  One of the biggest problems with today's PC users is that
> they fail to update the BIOS and device drivers already on 
> their PC's so manufacturers have to resort to automatic 
> updating as well as those annoying popup notices in an effort 
> to reduce
> customer dissatisfaction and support calls.
> Gary
> 
> M J wrote:
> 
> > Does anyone know of a windowsXP natively recognized 
> USB-to-RS232 dongle?  All I have is USB and I really dont 
> want to add another driver to my computer if I can avoid 
> doing so.  Thanks!  MJ
> >
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