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    Special USB to serial adapter

    Does anybody know of, or own a serial to USB adapter that actually "wakes up" after hibernation ? I have a Belkin one that doesn't and I have to use a small script (with devcon) to restart it, in order to be able to use it. Thanks!
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    I bought prolific chipset serial to usb adapter on ebay. I use it for my xm direct unit. It works fine resuming from hibernation.

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    That's what I wanted 2 hear! Thank you!
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    I use an IOGEAR that wakes from hibernation and runs XM just fine. Model GUC232A.
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    once the PC turns back on the serial port should power up again as well... thus, any one should work shouldnt it?
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    like any other hardware device, USB-serial adapters use software drivers. If the people who wrote the drivers didn't add in proper support for hibernation, then no, it won't work, and unfortunately a lot of companies don't bother putting in such support in their drivers. The USB device will receive power, but if it doesn't have hibernation support then it needs to get re-initialized before it will work with windows again (which usually means unplugging/replugging it, or forcing it to re-initialize with a script or something, as NRG did)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redian
    once the PC turns back on the serial port should power up again as well... thus, any one should work shouldnt it?
    Ummm... no ?
    Current Setup

    Nexus 7 Tablet
    Built in head unit
    Brutus 1500Watt Amp
    Two Boston 12" subs

    2006 Infiniti M45 Sport ;) My 4 door Camaro... lol


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