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Re: Null-Modem serial-to-USB cable

 Don Levey wrote: 
> Bill Horne wrote: 
>> Ben Eisenbraun wrote: 
>> 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? 
> I hope you don't mind if I bring it back a little.  I wasn't aware that 
> these adapters had so many problems; would you anticipate that I'd see 
> these difficulties in my application?  Do you have an alternate 
> suggestion for connecting my laptop as a console?  Sadly, the old VTs 
> are long gone from my house. 
>  -Don 

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