[aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Jan 25 14:48:01 EST 2014
On 1/25/2014 2:19 PM, Kent Hufford wrote:
> The driver software for the USB adapter.
> WARNING WILL ROBINSON..
> Some cheap USB to serial adapters or USB to Radio adapters (Wouxun/Baufang,
> etc) use a Chinese version of the FIDI adapter. If you have one of these cables
> and a modern Windows software, the Windows software will see you Chinese fake
> FIDI adapter and try and load a real US licensed version of the driver, which
> will show up with a yellow flag in Device manager and will not work.
> You then have to trick modern Windows into loading the fake Chinese FIDI driver
> to run your adapter.
> Some of the more expensive Chinese adapters use a real US Fidi chip and will
> run with the real FIDI driver.
Slight errors in info here....
The problematic widely-counterfeited USB<-->Serial interface chip is the
Taiwan-made Prolific 2303.
The <GOOD> stuff is based on the FTDI (not Fidi) chip.
FTDI (Future Technology Devices International) <http://www.ftdichip.com>
is located in the UK -- not the US.
Details on the whole sorry Prolific mess is here on my website:
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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