usb to serial adapter

I need a good quality usb to serial adapter that works with Windows 8.1
I have looked at some but wasn't impressed with some of the reviews.
I'm just looking for suggestions.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have used equipment from Star Tech successfully and suggest you contact them. They support their products.

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Steve BottomsSr Network AdminCommented:
Not sure if you're willing to pay the price, but I've got a Cisco-branded DB9 to USB Peripheral adapter that I've been using for some years that works on any system I try it on.  On a couple older systems I've had to download the Cisco USB Console driver from Cisco.  I don't have a part number, but Google may be able to help.  I'm like you: I tend to be hesitant to buy any generic adapter off Amazon since most really don't work worth a darn.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
I have had very good results with the Keyspan USA-19HS.

I got mine for about $19 a few years back.
Eric ConstantineCommented:
I use airconsole
make life easy when you can connect via bluetooth or wifi to serial
The quality of the converter cable depends mostly on the chip and if there are good drivers for the OS. A lot of cables are based on a Prolific chip e.g. PL-2303
But you also have e.g.:
FTDI - FT232R, FT230X, FT231X
Texas Instruments - TUSB3410
SiLabs - CP2102
Microchip - MCP2200

The genuine Prolific chips are ok but it actually depends on what you want to do with it.
The FTDI chips are quite good.
You could have a look at:

Before buying always check if there are drivers for your OS.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@John - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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