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[aprssig] Prolific USB<>RS232 woes (Was Re: New tablet usable for APRS.)

Dave dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 2 13:49:53 UTC 2012


Thanks for that, I'll investigate.

It's not a FTDI branded device though, just uses their chipset.  Though 
it's not my personal property, we have a couple of them at work, and both 
will potentially be needed to work on '7', so I expect one or other of us 
will try it, if it can be done.  If a link needs changing to enable that, 
we think the case can come apart easily.  It appears to be held together 
by the overall shrink wrapped outer film holding the makers label in 
place.

73.

Dave G0WBX.


On 1 Feb 2012 at 19:30, Jason KG4WSV wrote:

> 
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 5:58 PM, "Dave" <dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > However, an older FTDI based adapter works 100% with everything! 
> > Pitty, it's drivers don't run on 7, and those that do, wont
> > recognise the 'good' adapter.  (PID/VID issues, customised in the
> > hardware
> 
> 
> FTDI provides a utility that, iirc, can be used to change the PID/VID.
> 
> 
> 
> 





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