[aprssig] Need A GOOD USB<--> Serial Dongle? - Great Deal
kg4wsv at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 06:23:10 CDT 2014
The prolific devices do not have a unique identifier, so the mapping to a particular device depends on either enumeration order or where the device is attached to the USB tree.
FTDI devices have a unique serial number so that the specific adapter is uniquely identified no matter when or where it is plugged in.
FTDI offers a better device with better software and fewer problems in they long run. To me saving a couple of bucks isn't worth the hassle.
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