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Guide #: 304
 
Title:
GUC232A - USB to Serial Adapter Driver Installation
 
Details:

USB to Serial Adapter Driver Installation

The USB PDA/Serial Adapter (GUC232A) provides you with an external serial  connector (DB-9 male) for use with computers, notebooks, and handheld computing  devices that support USB. Below are the steps to properly install the GUC232A.


For Windows 2000 and XP

     
  1. Insert the Installation CD.
        NOTE: If the installation CD is not available,    you can refer to this link to download the drivers for different operating    systems.    http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GUC232A#display
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  3. Connect the GUC232A to any available USB port. The USB to serial adapter    will be recognized, and the Found New Hardware dialog box will pop up. If    the device was not detected, connect to a different USB port. If the problem  persists, contact IOGEAR technical support.
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  5. When prompted to connect online for the drivers, select No, not this time  then click the Next button.
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  7. In the next window, click on the option that states Install from a list  or specific location (Advanced), then click on the Next button.
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  9. Put a mark on the checkbox that states Include this location in the search:.    Click on the Browse button then direct it to the CD-ROM location where the  drivers are stored, then hit Next.
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  11. Windows will install the selected drivers and after a while you'll see  the Finish button. Click on it.
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  13. To check if the device has been properly installed, right-click the My    Computer icon > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. The GUC232A will    be listed either as ATEN USB to Serial Controller or USB to Serial Comm.  Port under Ports. You can now start using your GUC232A with your serial device.

NOTE: If the device status state anything other than This device is working  properly, you may need to reinstall the GUC232A. Go back to Step 3 and try  again. If ever you are still having difficulty installing the GUC232A drivers,  please contact IOGEAR Technical Support


For Windows 98SE and ME

     
  1. Insert the Installation CD.
        NOTE: If the installation CD is not available, you can        refer to this link to download the drivers for different operating systems.    http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GUC232A#display
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  3. Insert the GUC232A to any available USB port. The USB to serial adapter    will be recognized, and the Found New Hardware dialog box will pop up. If    the device was not detected, try a different USB port. If the problem persists,  contact IOGEAR technical support.
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  5. In the next window, put a mark on the checkbox that states Specify a location    . Click on the Browse button then direct it to the CD-ROM location where  the drivers are stored, then click Next.
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  7. Windows will install the selected drivers and after a while you'll see  the Finish button. Click on it.
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  9. To check if the device has been properly installed, right-click the My    Computer icon > Properties > Device Manager. The GUC232A will be listed either    as ATEN USB to Serial Controller or USB to Serial Comm. Port under Ports.  You can now start using your GUC232A with your serial device.

NOTE: If the device status state anything other than This device is working  properly, you may need to reinstall the GUC232A. Go back to Step 3 and try  again. If ever you are still having difficulty installing the GUC232A drivers,please contact IOGEAR Technical Support


For Windows Vista 32-bit

     
  1. Download the latest Vista 32-bit drivers from this link, and save it to    your Desktop.http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GUC232A#display
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  3. Once finished downloading, extract the contents of the file to your Desktop.    You need not install any third-party software such as WinZip or WinRAR since  Vista has its own self-extracting utility.
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  5. Connect the GUC232A to any available USB port. The USB to serial adapter    will be recognized and depending on how your Vista computer is set up, will    ask for the necessary drivers. If the device is not detected, try a different  USB port. If the problem persists, contact IOGEAR technical support.
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  7. Once Vista prompted you for the drivers, locate the Vista folder in your    Desktop and install the necessary files. The wizard will give you an option    to specify a location. Kindly browse your Desktop and look for the folder    where you have extracted the files. Click on the Next button afterwards to  finish installation.
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  9. To check if the GUC232A is properly installed, click on the Start Menu    or the Pearl icon, and then type device manager in the search box. Click    on the Device Manager link, and look under Ports. You should see ATEN USB    to Serial Controller in there. Double-click on the name of the device, and    this will give you the device status. You can now start using your GUC232A  with your serial device.

NOTE: If the device status states anything other than This device is working  properly, you may need to reinstall the GUC232A. Go back to Step 3 and try  again. If ever you are still having difficulty installing the GUC232A drivers,please contact IOGEAR Technical Support.


    For Mac OS

     
  1. Insert the installation CD.
        NOTE: If the installation CD is not available,    you can refer to this link to download the drivers for different operating  systems.    http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GUC232A#display
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  3. Look for the Mac OS folder. If you have OS 9.x and lower, you need to run    the usb2pda.sit file. However, if you have OS 10.x, just run the GUC232A-Intel.dmg    file. The said files will mount in your Mac desktop, and another window will  pop up.
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  5. Running the said files will extract osx-pl2303-10.4 for Mac OS X, while    the driver for OS 9.x will show up with two files, USB-ATEN and PL2303G,  both of which are Unix Executable files.
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  7. For Mac OS X, just run the osx-pl2303-10.4 file and follow the on-screen    instructions. It may prompt you to enter the administrator password during  the installation process.
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  9. For Mac OS 9.x and lower, just run the USB-ATEN file, and follow the on-screen  instructions as well.
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  11. Once the installation is finished, plug in the GUC232A    to any available USB port.
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  13. To check if the device is successfully detected by the system, set your    Mac desktop to Finder mode, then click on Go > Applications > Utilities >    System Profiler. Look for the USB header and under the USB Bus sub-header    you'll see USB-Serial Controller. You can now start using your GUC232A with  your serial device.

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last updated on 02/22/2008