I can’t get the darned thing to work. Recent Contents About Search. Is there another adaptor that works better? When you restart you might get a warning dialog; click “Fix and Use”. Here is or was — it seems to be out of order now a page with an extensive discussion of these drivers and devices that use them.

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You might try plugging it into a different port if that doesn’t work. They also have versons for Mac OS 8. Comments are handled through email. Tue, 24 Feb It’s great to hear that this works with Panther, which I haven’t had time to install yet, and that you could use it with the Psion and what I guess is a java program for syncing.

I was able to do the commands in Terminal just fine.

Drivers for USB to Serial Adapter Prolific and FTDI

Sorry it didn’t seem to work. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! In the latter case, try rebooting your machine again, leaving the adapter plugged in. The new link you found has a download for v. cohverter


But I put it back, so if you try again you should be able to download. Check this and uncheck the others. Although it took me a while to figure out how to tell it where the file is.

Restart with the iConcepts device plugged into the port, and start the Hotsync application. Thu, 31 May I’ve updated this page, incorporating your corrections.

When you restart you might get a warning dialog; click “Fix and Use”. I think if you find one of these devices for sale you would have a good chance of it working with OS X using one of these driver versions, but there’s no guarantee. I’m running system Fri, 20 Aug If you look at your system network panel you will notice that “usbserial” is now available as a network port; I guess this means you can, say, use an external serial modem with your machine using this adapter.

They say it supports OS X up to You can get the v. How Did It Go? If you download a package from one of the sites referenced above then just double-click it in the Finder. Unfortunately, after restarting, it still isn’t working for me. Tell me which version of OSX you are running, and anything else that might be helpful to other readers.


The device does use the Prolific Technology, Inc. Unfortunately, the site you link to does not seem to have the drivers idoncepts anymore–either through the browser, or using the terminal.

This is so you can plug serial devices into your USB port Macs have not had serial ports for some time.

Recent Contents About Search. When the driver seemed not to be available anywhere else I ioncepts a copy here, and I’ll keep it here as long as I can: I’ve only used this driver on OSX Let me know if you want me to hide your name, as well.

Thanks for your message! You might want to use rm -ri instead, which will prompt you for every file before removing it. Please hit the comments link to let me icobcepts what happened, whether it worked or not.