USB to serial
I have had nothing but trouble trying to add serial ports to the computer (stupid MB with only one). I just got a Xircom multi-function hub. It plugs into the USB port and gives me 4 serial ports and two more USB ports. I used the most up to date drivers to install it and everything looks fine. It installed ports 2 through 5. No conflicts or errors. When I plug in a serial device it lights up the LED showing a device is connected and in the utility program it shows a device connected but I can't access the device. I tried putting my mouse on this and it didn't recognize it. I have also tried the serial adapter for my alarm which works fine when plugged into the port on the MB.
Who's a guy gotta kill around here to just have a couple more serial ports anyway?
can you update the firmware?
I have two BAFO BF-810 USB to Serial converter that work great. They are less then $20 so you might buy some of them.