USER MANUAL for USB to serial converter (PL2303) USB to serial

USER MANUAL for USB to serial converter (PL2303) USB to serial
USER MANUAL for USB to serial converter (PL2303)
The USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter provides an external plug & play RS-232
serial connection with your computer, letting you free up your existing serial port.
Users have the capability to utilize the adapter with serial port interface in an
easy-to-use environment. The adapter is designed for connections to Cellular Phones,
PDAs, Digital Cameras, Modems, or ISDN Terminal Adapters through USB port with
over 600 kbps data transfer rate. Installation is very easy. Just simply connect a
serial device to the USB to RS-232 adapter and plug the USB port into the computer.
Features
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Support automatic handshake mode over 600kbps data transfer rate
Support remote wake-up and power management 96 byte buffer each for
upstream and downstream data flow
Easy Installation
Work with Cellular Phones, PDAs, Digital Cameras, Modems, and ISDN
terminal adapters…etc.
Frees your RS-232 port for other uses
No IRQs required, no IRQ conflicts
Full compliance with the USB specification Revision 1.1
Specification
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Each blister contains one USB to serial converter; one CD driver with user'
manual
Cable Length : Total 45 cm
Connectors: USB type A plug; RS-232 DB-9 Male
Data Transfer Rate : 600 kbps
OS supported : Win 98SE/2000/ME/XP; Mac OS 9.0 or above
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USB to serial converter (PL2303)
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Driver Installation Under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Driver Un-installation Under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP –page 04~05
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Driver Installation Under MAC OSX 8.6~9.x
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Driver Installation Under MAC OSX 10.1.x~10.3.x
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Driver Installation Under Linux
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Q&A
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Driver Installation Under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
1. Step 1: Don’t Plug in the USB type A receptacle of the cable to the USB connector of your
computer.
Step 2: Place the enclosed CD Driver into the CD ROM. to search for “PL-2303 Driver Installer
Step 3: Click “PL-2303 Driver Installer ”
Figure 1
2. Select ‘ Search for the best driver for your device’ and click “next”. See Figure 2.
Figure 2
3. Windows has finished installing the software, click “Finish” to close
the Wizard. See Figure 3
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Figure 3
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Plug USB/Serial cable into your computer’s USB port.
Open “ Device Manager “ under System Properties and check if there is the device you install
under “USB to Serial ( COM3)”.See Figure 4
Figure 4
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1.1. Two Kinds of methods for Un-installment under win
98SE/ME/2000/xp
Method 1. Select “PL2303 USB-to-Serial” and then click “Add/Remove to
uninstall.”
Method 2
1. Click start → programs→ PL2303 USB-to-Serial Driver→→Uninstaller
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Driver installation Under MAC
MAC 8.6~9.0
For 8.6 MAC USB/Serial Cable Setup
Step 1. Insert CD disk, Copy “md_pl2303hx_v135b2.hqx” file to desktop.
Step 2. Click OK
Step 3. Click system folder > Extension, and click “ choose”. or select
“Extensions “
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Step 4. Drag file “ProlificUSBSerial” into system Extensions (Apple Extras),
and then restart
your computer. (As picture shows)
Step 5. Plug USB/Serial cable into your computer’s USB port
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10.1.x and 10.3.x
For 10.1.x MAC USB/Serial Cable Setup
Step 1. Insert CD disk, copy file to desktop.
Step 2 choose PL2303_1_0_8b4.pkg and click it
Step 3. Click “ continue .”
Step 4. Please key-in password then click “ok”
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Step 5. Click “Continue”
Step 6. Please select a destination volume to install the Prolific USB
Serial .then click
“Continue”
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Step 7. Click “install”
Step 8. Drag file “ProlificUSBSerial” into system extension (Apple Extras), and
then restart
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Step 9. Plug USB/Serial cable into your computer’s USB port
Step 10. You may check the “driver” under “Apple System Profiler”.
If they are the same as shown below, congratulations, the installation is
done successfully.
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Linux
Step:
1. Under root folder, create a new folder and copy PL-2303 source code to new
folder.
2. Open "Makefile" with GEDIT or KATE under new folder.
3. Modify line 5 "KINCLUDES=/usr/src/linux/include".
Example: "KINCLUDES=/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/include".
You could find folder name on Linux.
4. Open terminal mode and login root user.
5. Go to the new folder and then type "make all" to compile the PL-2303 source code.
This will create two files: "pl2303.o" and "usbserial.o".
6. Type "make inst" that will install the PL-2303 Linux driver into Linux.
7. Plug the PL-2303 cable into USB port and key-in "dmesg", it will show "Prolific
USB Serial Adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB0 (orusb/tts/0 for devfs)". This
means the cable is now working under Linux.
Note: You must login into root user in order to successfully compile and install.
B. only explain how to link the device with our Pl2303 driver.
Step:
(1) In Makefile file, we have set a command to insert driver into Kernel, type "make
inst" to insert driver.
(2) After that, type "dmesg" command then click enter.
(3) You will see messages appearing on the screen:
"usbserial.c”Prolific USB Serial Adapter converter now attached to ttyUSB0
(orusb/tts/0 for devfs)".
This means the virtual COM port is in ttyUSB0, so if you want to use this port, you
need to use "ln" command to hard link with the device.
For example:
You are using PL-2303 to connect with modem. So you need to type 'ln -b
/dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/modem' then click enter. If nothing happens and the screen appears
as '[root@localhost / xxxxx]#', the link operation is successful. Please make sure that
the modem has been properly installed in system.
Now the modem will use the PL-2303 port to do communication, you can try to use
Minimum (Red Hat 7.1) AP to test.
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PL-2303 MAC X driver FAQ
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FAQ
Q1: How do I install the PL-2303 MAC X driver?
A: First, download the PL-2303 MAC X driver from our support website.
Then, uncompress the .zip file and executing the .pkg file. This will
install the driver automatically.
Note: You need to restart the computer after installing the Mac X driver.
The PL-2303 Mac X driver only supports V10.1.X so you need to upgrade
first your OS X by SOFTWARE UPGRADE.
Q2: How do I test the PL-2303 MAC X driver?
A: You can test all COM port devices for MAC X except serial keyboard
and mouse since these devices are not supported.
For example serial modem:
1. Set modem using PL-2303 COM port.
2. Set your modem model.
3. Execute REMOTE ACCESS to connect to the internet.
Q3: How do I uninstall the PL-2303 MAC X driver?
A:
1. Open "Applications-> Utilities-> Terminal"
(Need to create ID & password first on NetInfo Manager)
2. Login to root user,to type "su",input password
3. To type "cd /System/Library/Extensions" to enter "Extensions" folder.
4. Unload driver ( if had been loaded ),to type "kextunload PL2303.kext"
or "kextunload ProlificUsbSerial.kext".
5. Remove driver,to type "rm -r PL2303.kext" or
"rm -r ProlificUsbSerial.kext".
Q4: After I completed installation of the PL-2303 MAC X driver under OS
10.2, a warning will appear saying that "Prolific USB Serial. kext" has
problems and there are three buttons that can be selected.
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What does this problem mean?
A: This problem occurs because the PL-2303 MAC X driver was compiled
under OS 10.1.X. So when you install the driver under OS 10.2, it will
show this warning message. User just need to select the "Fix and Use"
button to make it work under OS 10.2.X.
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