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Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter

Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter

Item: 837560    Model: 18762

Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter
4.0stars
( 92 reviews)
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  • USB-to-Serial Adapter
  • Connects your serial device to your USB port
  • Compatible with Windows® 2000 SP4, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, Mac OS® 9 or higher
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15.59USDUSB-to-Serial AdapterConnects your serial device to your USB portCompatible with Windows® 2000 SP4, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, Mac OS® 9 or higherAdapterUSB-to-Serial AdapterConnects your serial device to your USB portCompatible with Windows® 2000 SP4, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, Mac OS® 9 or higherStaples USB-to-Serial Adapterhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362123_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362126_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362123_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362126_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362123http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362124_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362124_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362124http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362126http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362125_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362125_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0362125/Staples-USB-to-Serial-Adapter/product_837560
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Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter
 
3.9

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (33)
  • Highly compatible (29)
  • Durable construction (20)
  • Strong connection points (14)
  • Easy to set up (11)

Cons

  • Limited compatibility (4)
  • Difficult to set up (3)
  • Poor color variety (3)

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (28)
  • Everyday use (9)
  • Networking (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (54), Budget shopper (17), Midrange shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (61), Personal (28)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Drivers work on 64-bit Windows 7!

This review is for all the users who have this converter, but could not get it to work with 64-bit Windows 7.

I just bought a new Win 7 64-bit...Read complete review

This review is for all the users who have this converter, but could not get it to work with 64-bit Windows 7.

I just bought a new Win 7 64-bit computer and tried to install the Belkin F5u409 I had bought at Staples two years ago. Unfortunately, the drivers supplied by Belkin did not work with the 64-bit version. So, I came to the Staples website and saw all the 1-star ratings. Ah, others had the same problem too. A week or so later, I checked back and there was a new link under the picture to get the most up to date driver for 64-bit Windows. Downloaded, installed, it works!

Congratulations, Staples, for getting this done. There were a LOT of upset owners with new USB to Serial converters who were stuck in 64bit land with no use for the hardware.

So, I hope all the writers of the 1-star ratings (now missing from the web reviews) will come back and visit and download the new drivers.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

OK for dial-up modem, no good for faxing

Bought 2 USB Serial adapters to attach legacy external 56K modems to new 64bit PCs running Windows 7 Pro.The adapter was easy to set-up and the dial-up connection worked right away. Never was able...Read complete review

Bought 2 USB Serial adapters to attach legacy external 56K modems to new 64bit PCs running Windows 7 Pro.The adapter was easy to set-up and the dial-up connection worked right away. Never was able though to get better than a 28K connection.Faxing was another story. After a week of futzing around with various Windows 7 fax software including Essential Fax and Snappy Fax, finally got the Microsoft program Windows Fax and Scan (WFS, bundled with Win 7 Pro) to send a fax "successfully". I put the word in quotes because even though WFS reported that the fax was sent successfully, the remote fax was never received. Tried many many times, to three different remote faxes (one standalone fax machine, one fax server, serveral other setups). Finally tried faxing to an identically configured Win 7 PC with the very same external 56K modem model connected with the same type of Staples USB Serial adapter and also using WFS. No joy!Bottom line: the fax attempt would often drop with "fatal errors" or with a message that the remote fax had failed to answer (even though I could hear the remote fax answering and sending tones). When the fax was "successful" it was either not received at all on the other end or received only in part i.e. missing lines or containing lines that were squeezed or truncated i.e. the top or bottom of each letter missing.Ended up keeping one USB Serial adapter for one PC to use for occasional dial-up and returning the other. Will eventually buy a USB faxmodem.BTW, I think the Staples 14 day return policy on tech stuff is way too draconian - not enough time to debug problems unless you have the luxury of working on nothing else for 2 weeks. Returns at Staples are easy though - as long as done within the pitifully paltry 14 days allowed.

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5.0

Easy to use!

By USB

from Fl

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter:

Fantastic

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5.0

does the job

By chken4

from Landover,MD

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Associate level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter:

Does what I need it to do.

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1.0

DOA usb-serial

By ba

from west Ore

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter:

        Total dud with it's pre Win 8 pl-2303 chip. A waste of 4 precious hours of my life. Got one with an FTDI chipset, and works perfect right out of box. Search the net for convertes witrh prolific chipsets. Nay! And, too expensive considering the problematic Prolific chip.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Worked right out of the package

        By Steno

        from Monticello NY

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Connect

        Cons

        • No cons

        Best Uses

        • Fusion Steno Machine

        Comments about Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter:

        So I had a Cool Gear adapter for too many years. Two wires finally broke while I was on a job (do court steno) and I lost the connection between my computer and my steno machine. In the past I have had to order on line and wait a good week to get a replacement. But this time I figured I would give my local Staples a try (only place I buy office supplies). And sure enough, they had it at a very reasonable price. When I got it back to the office, I loaded the driver, connected it to the steno machine and computer, and I was back in business.
        Thanks Staples.
        I highly recommend this product, and always recommend Staples

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        This one does it all!

        By jawjagal1

        from Morrow, GA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer
        This customer has reached Manager level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

        Pros

        • Color Variety
        • Durable Construction
        • Easy To Customize

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Document Protection
          • Organizing Documents
          • Presentations
          • School

          Comments about Staples USB-to-Serial Adapter:

          I have tried several different ones and none of the others did what my husband needed it to do, but this one has! He works on boilers and needs to connect his work notebook to the boilers to run certain tests and things from time to time. The other units like this he has tried kept blowing out on him, but his one worked! Highly recommended and not a bad price to boot!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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