USB to serial com port

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by carmz, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, where I can download driver USB to serial for my windows 8.1 ?
     
  2. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    From the internet.
     
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  4. Mike.Chance

    Mike.Chance MDL Novice

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    Different drivers for different manufacturers - so Google the name of the device and 'driver'.
     
  5. pjoter

    pjoter MDL Novice

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    Definitely NOT windows update if your device has a FTDI chip :).
     
  6. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    the prolific pl2303 chips are not welcome in windows 8, a new revision exist ... see their web site.

    the ch340 chip is somewhat native, i have no problems with it

    the ftdi has made some news with their drivers crippling non genuine adapters, it change the vendor id infos to zero, you must reprogram them, don't go pass the 2.10 whql version, they will issue a new driver warning about non genuine products ...

    the cp2102 chips, no problems with them.

    But the problem is you don't really know what chip you have when you buy a cable ... or maybe go at ebay and choose an seller, but avoiding non genuine products is not easy.

    I usually goes for ftdi, solid communications and speeds... i don't have the "non genuine" issues