[rescue] Re: Request for recomendation [was: Why is everyone so OSX happy?]

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Sun Apr 13 02:32:32 CDT 2003

>On Sat, 12 Apr 2003 21:04:23 -0400, "Chris Hedemark"
><chris at yonderway.com> said:
>> > 	4. Need to have a way to talk 9600/8/N/1 to many devices
>> > 	made by a certain company often discussed here. ;-)
>> I haven't been able to try this yet since the apple laptops don't come 
>> with a serial port.  But they do have 2 USB ports (at least the 15" 
>> powerbook does).  You may be able to do this with a USB->DB9 dongle but 
>> I haven't tried it nor I heard reliable accounts of this.
>I had both the Belkin and the Keyspan USB->DB9.  Only the Keyspan worked
>reliably, in my experience.  Caveat, this was under OS 9; I haven't tried
>Belkin under OS X, as I started using the Keyspan exclusively.

Yes - those Keyspan USB-serial bridges are great. There are a few niggles
with the XP drivers (they have blue-screened my Thinkpad a few times). But
on balance I'm pretty happy. I understand the MacOS 9 & OSX drivers are
very good.


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