Using a USB port on a laptop to connect a serial

  SANAP 19:50 17 Jun 09

I hope I can explain this properly. I have an automated gate that is opened by mobile phone. To configure the module I need to use a special lead that has a female RS232 socket at one end and a telephone RJ45 at the other. So far so good but my latop has no serial port. I remember reading about using an usb serial adapter and found this one. It is usb to male rs232 but when I plug the female bit in will it be ok?? Or is there a better option?

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  woodchip 19:58 17 Jun 09
  SANAP 20:23 17 Jun 09

many thanks, got one for a lot less than I originally posted.


  woodchip 20:30 17 Jun 09

Those I posted are a lot cheaper than Maplins

  SANAP 21:25 17 Jun 09

oops, i did not make myself clear, i used the links you posted and that was the thank you. and yes a lot lot cheaper.


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