[rescue] USB<->Serial Adapters for Windows Laptops to Sun boxes

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Mon Aug 21 14:31:27 CDT 2006

Thus spake Dave K:
> Wasn't it on this list, and only a short time ago, several of you were
> discussing which USB<->serial dongles you were using to connect to
> various Sun boxes from Windows laptops?
> ...Apparently not, since I can't find such a conversation anywhere
> I've looked...
> In any case, I have been asked to recommend such a device, and have no
> experience with those to be able to make such a recommendation.
> Since we already have the cable solutions for laptops with 9-pin
> connectors, a USB dongle that provides such a connection would be most
> appropriate.
> So, are there particular brands to either look for (or avoid), or are
> these things commodity items and about all the same?

Keyspan:  http://shorterlink.org/1000

Without a doubt.  Works with everything I've ever tried it with.

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