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Re: Null-Modem serial-to-USB cable

 Bill Horne wrote: 
> Ben Eisenbraun wrote: 
>> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:18:37AM -0400, Don Levey wrote: 
>>> While I specifically see null modem cables, and I see USB-to-Serial 
>>> cables, none of the latter mention any potential crossover for their 
>>> pinout. ...     
>> For most serial terminal applications, I think you need the null modem 
>> cable as well.  I use one of these: 
> ... 
> I'm going to hijack this thread into a general discussion of why 
> USB-to-Serial adapters have so many problems. I've never had one that 
> worked out of the box, and the USB-to-Parallel ones are twice as bad. Is 
> there info around on how/why these things are so problematic? 

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