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.
Thanks
John
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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.

http://www.startech.com/ca/USB-Serial-Adapters?gclid=CKOVgfSq8sYCFQ-PaQodiocMkA
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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.
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Eric ConstantineCommented:
I use airconsole https://www.get-console.com/airconsole/
make life easy when you can connect via bluetooth or wifi to serial
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zalazarCommented:
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:
http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBRS232.htm

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