PL-2303 (Chip Rev H, HX, X) USB to Serial Adapter Driver

PL-2303 (Chip Rev H, HX, X) USB to Serial Adapter Driver
PL-2303 (Chip Rev H, HX, X) USB to Serial Adapter
Driver Installation Manual
For Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Release Version 1.2 (1/21/2008)
Contents
Introduction
Features & Specifications
System Requirements
Installing the Device
Uninstalling the Device
Disclaimer
Introduction
The PL-2303 USB to Serial adapter is your smart and convenient accessory for
connecting RS-232 serial devices to your USB-equipped Windows host computer. It
provides a bridge connection with a standard DB 9-pin male serial port connector in
one end and a standard Type-A USB plug connector on the other end. You simply
attach the serial device onto the serial port of the cable and plug the USB connector
into your PC USB port. It allows a simple and easy way of adding serial connections
to your PC without having to go thru inserting a serial card and traditional port
configuration.
This USB to Serial adapter is ideal for connecting modems, cellular phones, PDAs,
digital cameras, card readers and other serial devices to your computer. It provides
serial connections up to 1Mbps of data transfer rate. And since USB does not require
any IRQ resource, more devices can be attached to the system without the previous
hassles of device and resource conflicts.
Finally, the PL-2303 USB to Serial adapter is a fully USB Specification compliant
device and therefore supports advanced power management such as suspend and
resume operations as well as remote wakeup. The PL-2303 USB Serial cable adapter
is designed to work on all Windows operating systems.
PL-2303 USB to Serial Adapter Installation Manual
Features & Specifications
Smart USB to RS-232 (DB 9-pin male serial port) interface
Supports various serial devices like modems, PDAs, cellular phones, digital
cameras, card readers, and more.
Easy Plug and Play Installation
Full Compliance with the Universal Serial Bus Specification v1.1
Supports the standard RS-232 Serial Interface
Supports automatic handshake mode
Over 1Mbps data transfer rate
Supports Remote Wake-up and Intelligent Power Management
Provides Dual Buffers for upstream and downstream data transfer
No IRQ resource required
Bus Powered – no separate power supply or battery required
Dimensions L x W x H: _________ (mm)
Weight: ____grams (approximate)
System Requirements
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
operating system
AMD or Intel Pentium 133MHz or better based computer
USB 1.1 or higher port
USB to RS-232 (Serial Port) Cable Adapter
USB to RS-232 Driver Utility Disk
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Installing the Device with InstallShield
This section will guide you on how to install the PL-2303 USB to Serial adapter under
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows 98
operating systems.
Note: Please take notice of the installation order. First, run the InstallShield wizard,
and then plug in the USB to Serial adapter.
The following steps will show how to install the device under Windows Vista and
Windows XP. Basically, the procedures for Windows XP are also somewhat the same
for other previous Windows operating systems.
1.
Power on your computer and boot to Windows.
2.
Run or double-click the InstallShield driver setup program “PL-2303 Driver
Installer.exe” (for Windows XP and previous versions) or “PL-2303 Vista Driver
Installer.exe” (for Windows Vista). The InstallShield Wizard will be displayed on
your screen to inform you that the PL-2303 driver will be installed on your
computer. Click Next to continue and start the installation.
(Windows XP and below versions screenshot)
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(Windows Vista screenshot)
3.
The End User License Agreeement (EULA) window will be shown, click to accept
the terms of the agreement and click Next to continue.
(Windows Vista screenshot)
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4.
Wait until the InstallShield Wizard informs you that driver installation is
successfully installed. Click the Finish button to close the InstallShield program.
If you have plugged the cable into the PC while running the setup installation,
please unplug and replug the cable for the system to detect the device.
(Windows XP and below versions screenshot)
(Windows Vista screenshot)
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5.
Locate the USB port of your computer and plug in the USB to Serial adapter.
Windows should detect the driver as Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port.
Before Windows installs this, it may prompt you that this device driver has not
yet passed Windows XP Logo compatibility. Click Continue Anyway. Windows
will then start to install the driver for the USB-to-Serial Comm Port.
Note: Except for beta drivers, most drivers released by Prolific Technology have
passed Windows logo testing and logo digitally signed.
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Uninstalling the Device Driver
You have three selections to uninstall the PL-2303 driver:
For Windows XP and previous versions:
Run the PL-2303 InstallShield Setup program again
Run Start Programs PL-2303 USB-Serial Driver Uninstaller
Control Panel Add or Remove Programs PL-2303 USB-to-Serial
1.
The InstallShield Wizard will appear and will let you choose if you want to
reinstall the driver, uninstall the driver or exit the wizard. Select to Uninstall
driver, and then click Next to continue.
2.
When finished, the InstallShield Wizard will prompt you to restart Windows.
Click the Finish button and wait for the system to restart your computer.
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For Windows Vista:
Run the PL-2303 InstallShield Setup program again
Run Start Programs PL-2303 USB-Serial Driver Uninstaller
Control Panel Add or Remove Programs PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer
(for Windows Vista)
1. The InstallShield Wizard will appear and prompt you if you want to completely
remove the driver, click Yes to continue.
2. When finished, the InstallShield Wizard will prompt you that uninstall is complete,
click Finish to continue. You do not need to restart Vista after uninstall
procedure.
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Disclaimer
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer
does not make any representations or warranties (implied or otherwise) regarding
the accuracy and completeness of this document and shall in no event be liable for
any loss of profit or any other commercial damage, including but not limited to
special, incidental, consequential, or other damages.
No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any
means without the express written permission of the manufacturer.
All brand names and product names used in this document are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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