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

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 14:32:57 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:49 AM, Dave <dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.

This utility is a USB software solution, no need to crack the case.  I
use it to change the serial number of my FTDI devices, so my mac sees
/dev/tty.usbserial-0000000 instead of /dev/tty.usbserial-4F67hf9E.

It could break other software, though, if it depends on the custom IDs.


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