Re: usb serial controller driver?
"alien" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Don <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:e#5Dl3QkHHA.1992
>> alien wrote:
>>> Hello all. I am stuck. I have an external modem that is
>>> connected with a serial plugin. My pc has no serial plugs so
>>> I have to use a serial to usb adapter. It used to work with
>>> xp. But I did a clean install with vista and now I cant get
>>> it to work...
>> Can you still boot XP? You could at least tell what driver is
>> used in XP and start searching from there. You could also try
>> to convince a friend with XP to let you plug in your modem and
>> see what drivers it wants to install.
> yes. I will have to do that in the next few days. I am having all sorts of
> probs with hardware on my desktop. My new laptop came with vista on it and
> the serial to usb cable doesnt work on it either. Funny part is. I think I
> was just using some old generic usb serial controller drivers for xp. I
> search around for controller drivers for xp and just go from there like ya
> say. I may just go out tomorrow and buy another cable with an install
> all together. And just make sure its vista compat.
> On a side note my modem isnt working either. An old conexant 56k modem.
> It is detected by vista and recognized, just wont dial out. Hehe I gues I
> just need to upgrade some hardware on my desktop. Thanks for your reply!
We have a Vista laptop at work with a serial to USB adaptor that works fine.
So there is hope.