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facattack
June 3rd, 2009, 01:12 PM
I bought the old USB to RS-232 Adapter (there is a plug on the back for connecting the small end of a USB printer cable) and RetroFloppy doesn't seem to show this adapter any more. They have a different one. The part I have doesn't have a serial number on it. :(

david__schmidt
June 3rd, 2009, 05:10 PM
You need the Prolific driver; you can download it from:
http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31
or
http://retrofloppy.com/drivers/WindowsUSBSetup.zip

facattack
October 18th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Thank you for that. Now I'm trying to get a virtual serial port. I have USB but no serials and none of the ports are registering when I try selecting them from the modern computer's ADTPRO section.

EDIT: I mean... how do I install RXTX?

david__schmidt
October 18th, 2009, 04:07 AM
I have USB but no serials and none of the ports are registering when I try selecting them from the modern computer's ADTPRO section.
Do this to find out what COM ports exist before the USB adapter is plugged in:

Close the ADTPro server if it's runing.
Unplug the USB adapter.
Start up the ADTPro server.
Click on the File->Serial Communication menu item
Click on the down-arrow for the Port selection drop-down list
Note all the serial ports that show up in the list (COM1, COM2, etc.)


Now, do this with the USB adapter plugged in:

Close the ADTPro server.
Plug in the USB adapter.
Start up the ADTPro server.
Click on the File->Serial Communication menu item.
Click on the down-arrow for the Port selection drop-down list.
Note which COM port is new in the list.

That will tell you which "virtual" port the USB adapter populates. If a new one doesn't show up - then the USB port driver isn't installed.


I mean... how do I install RXTX?
You don't have to install RXTX. It's built into the ADTPro distribution package, and does not require installation. (Which is different from the USB driver... which does require installation.)