USB to Serial Adapter

  WightRob 07:15 31 Oct 07

I recently purchased a USB to serial adapter to connect my old Psion Series 3a to my new laptop running Vista Home Premium.
The adapter does not seem to be working.
Does anyone know what the properties and advanced properties of this device should be to mimic a standard com port?
There seem to be several adapters in the market place, mine is unbranded from Maplins. I have read about those from Belkin and Clove.
Are they all created equal?

  €dstowe 08:09 31 Oct 07

I'm not familiar with the particular adapter you are using but I have experienced similar items being VERY sensitive to the correct plug/unplug procedure.

NEVER hot-plug them. It has spelled instant failure twice in my office.

  I am Spartacus 09:25 31 Oct 07

I never managed to get PsiWin working with a USB Serial Adapter for my Psion 5. I ended up getting a PCI Parallel/Serial Port card.

  I am Spartacus 09:32 31 Oct 07

If the laptop has a cardbus/PCMCIA slot then there's this:

click here

If it has an express card slot then there's:

click here

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