Friday, October 19, 2012
I wrote (whined, actually) in my new Cisco router book about my frustration with USB-to-Serial adapters. I've used several and they all seem to make my computer blue screen or experience other weird problems. I found this website, http://www.usconverters.com, which sells converters and ranks them based on performance and reliability. I just ordered the Xetatronix USB Serial Adapter Pro for about $40. It's supposed to be compatible with Windows 7, Linux, Windows 8, Mac, and just about any other operating system you can imagine (I wonder if that includes CP/M). It's supposed to be here next week, just in time for a Cisco router onsite class in Iowa. I'll let you know how things go.