USB 2.0 to RS232 adapter cable

I just got a USB 2.0 to RS232 adapter cable so that I plug the rollover cable to a Cisco router. The adapter does not have any name nor a serial number. Which driver should I download to make it work so that I can connect it to the console port of the router. Thanks
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kyleb84Commented:
They're usually Prolific:

Most common is the PL2303:
http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31

If the top driver doesn't work...

Go into device manager, right click on the device in question, properties,  then go to Details and copy the string that looks like this and paste it in your question.

"USB\VID_067B&PID_2303\5&B701C9D&0&1"

Then I'll find the correct driver for you.

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jhyieslaCommented:
You can also try this site:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
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netdoc01Author Commented:
It won't let me paste USB\VID_067B&PID_2303\5&B701C9D&0&1 in.
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kyleb84Commented:
If you go to your device manager, right click on the device in question, properties,  then go to Details.

There will be some text that looks like what I've posted. Select it, and press Control+C at the same time.

Go to your web browser with this Question loaded, and press Control+V in the "Post Comment" box where you type replies to us.

It should paste the text you saw in the Details tab into this Question.
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I misunderstood your reply. Sure. Here it is USB\ROOT_HUB\4&159FC5F4&0
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kyleb84Commented:
That's close but not the right one...

It should be a yellow icon called "Unknown Device" or "Unknown Serial Adaptor" or "Unknown ...."

It won't be the ones called "USB Root Hub", look for the Yellow question mark.
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I know what you are talking about and I was looking for that. But there is none with the Yellow question mark.
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kyleb84Commented:
So under the "Ports (COM & LPT)" section, does your adaptor appear there?

It might be installed already...

Was it plugged in when you looked?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
The string that I pasted in is under the USB controllers section. Under Ports COM & LPT, I only got LPT1. I'm confused, Will my adapter appears under USB or Ports COM&LPT?
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kyleb84Commented:
It's a usb device, not a controller, once installed it'll appear in "Ports (COM & LPT)".

Was it plugged in all this time?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
It is plugged-in currently.
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kyleb84Commented:
And it does not appear in your device list?

Under "Other Devices"?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I don't have Other Devices listed
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kyleb84Commented:
Hmm,

Possibly broken?

Try another USB device in that port?
Try that device in another USB port?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
Yes I did try that and it still does not work. How do I check if my usb to serial driver works correctly?
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kyleb84Commented:

If the drivers are the right ones and it installed correctly, it'll appear as "XXXX USB to Serial Adaptor (COMn)" in the "Ports (COM & LPT)" section. Where XXXX will be the brand of the adaptor.

If it's not the right drivers, it'll appear in "Other Devices" as an "Unknown Device" - that's when I can get you the correct drivers by that "USB\VID_067B&PID_2303\5&B701C9D&0&1" text...

If it's dead it might not appear or do anything at all.
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kyleb84Commented:
What version of windows is it? XP / Vista? Is it x64 edition?
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kyleb84Commented:
Is there any other yellow question marked items in your Device Manager?
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netdoc01Author Commented:
I have nothing like you describe above., not even a question marked. I bought the adapter at eBay.
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netdoc01Author Commented:
Win XP Home Edition by the way.
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kyleb84Commented:
If other things work in your USB ports, I'd safely say that its dead.
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