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10.4: Use an IOGear Serial to USB converter cable
Authored by: mschaff on Jan 10, '06 12:14:34PM

I've been successfully using these drivers in Tiger since version 1.09b6. Haven't had stability problems as have been mentioned, but I only use it for low-throughput serial connections.

In addition, these drivers allow me to run Virtual PC, install drivers on the PC and OS X side and have a working serial port for the emulated Windows environment.

This kept me from purchasing a PC for my Windows-only ODB II software. For those that don't know, this is software for connecting a computer to a car and reading troubleshooting diagnostic codes and acquiring real-time engine sensor data...saves lots of money on trips to the dealer!

The cable I use was purchased from RAM Electronics. http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usb_serial.htm



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10.4: Use an IOGear Serial to USB converter cable
Authored by: mschaff on Jan 10, '06 12:16:42PM

Oh, and I should mention the drivers work "out-of-the-box" for the adapter that I bought. No plist tweaking necessary. Not a bad deal for $22.



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10.4: Use an IOGear Serial to USB converter cable
Authored by: joatmon on Jan 11, '06 11:57:56AM

Cool on using VirtualPC to talk OBD-II. I'm able to talk to an ECM at 8192 baud OBD-I natively on my iMac inside a Xcode project. (using an FTDI based serial convertor)



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