USB to serial cable

Discussion in 'Technical' started by edge, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    My Astrix server that I'm using in my house has only got USB connectors.
    I want to add a GSM modem to it, but this modem has only got a RS232 (serial port) connector.

    Anyone here who knows of an USB to serial cable converter that will work with Cent OS?

    Thank you.
  2. abix_adamj

    abix_adamj New Member

    There is a lot of them in market.
    Just byu one and plug into usb. The module pl2303 should be loaded by kernel and /dev/ttyUSBx should apper. Thats all.
    If not, put it away and buy another one.

    I've bought some time ago one and it does not work with linux kernel, then I bought another one, which works perfectly.

    Best regards, Adam
  3. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Knowing me I will buy the wrong one over and over.
    I need a name / model nr :)
  4. abix_adamj

    abix_adamj New Member

    Usually there is no name/number ;-(
    Find something with word "Linux" on the package, or go with laptopo to the shop and ask for permission to try before buy.
    Thats all I can advise.


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