[AusNOG] Favourite USB to serial adapter cable

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Mar 29 16:46:26 EST 2016

> On 29/03/2016 15:13, PRK wrote:
> > Resurrecting this thread (new Mac, no USB Serial Adapter).
> > 
> > Do people still recommend the ATEN?

Can't speak for Mac, but on Linux at least I have used dozens of
different adapters over the years and have never needed a driver, so
not sure what "support" is needed there. They've always Just Worked.

Whatever you get, make sure it is robust, with a nice solid sheath on
the cable and preferably captive screws on the business end. If you
will be working in racks, get the longest built-in cable you can (90cm
seems common enough, but 30cm is way too short).

Don't stint on the price. I bought some $3.00 units once that literally
(yes, really) fell apart the first time I unplugged them.

I use ATEN now. Short cable, but otherwise very nice.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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