[AusNOG] Favourite USB to serial adapter cable

Jim Woodward jim at alwaysnever.net
Tue Mar 29 18:21:06 EST 2016

I have a couple of ATEN UC232A's but had trouble with newer DELL and HP 
laptops with the port freezing and locking up, did some research and 
people were recommending USB to RS232 utilising the FTDI chipset over 
the ATEN's Prolific chipset.

The one I bought is a SABRENT 6ft (3 Metre) USB 2.0 to RS232 FTDI 
chipset cable off ebay, it has performed flawlessly on every OS and 
hardware i've thrown at it, Desktop, laptop, Windows, Linux, OSX.

Can't recommend them highly enough, the ATEN's I have relegated to a few 
fixed console boxes where they perform just fine in their own roles.

Kind Regards,

On 29/03/16 15:13, PRK wrote:
> Resurrecting this thread (new Mac, no USB Serial Adapter).
> Do people still recommend the ATEN? I’ve heard it’s harder to get hold of these days and doesn’t have much ongoing support, as it was acquired by Prolific?
> Are the Keyspan or genuine Prolifics easy enough to find in Australia?
> prk
>> On 4 Jan 2015, at 20:35, Shane Chrisp <shane at 2000cn.com.au> wrote:
>> On 04/01/15 20:30, Nick Gale wrote:
>> Another +1 for the Aten units. The newest version work on the Surface Pro 3 tablets too.

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