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I need to get a USB to DB9 serial cable . Do I need a driver for this cable? It will connect to a 25 pin RS232 device. I have all the software for the communication all I need I for the Mac to see the USB to serial cable hence the need for a Driver? G4 or G3 OS 10.4.11
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It entirely depends on the USB-DB9 cable..I've used a few that use the FTDI chip and they don't need any drivers to work on my iMac with Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion (can't speak for anything older)..

Whereas, I've also used a multi-port Serial to USB hub that required me to install a driver before it began to work.

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It entirely depends on the USB-DB9 cable..I've used a few that use the FTDI chip and they don't need any drivers to work on my iMac with Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion (can't speak for anything older)..

Whereas, I've also used a multi-port Serial to USB hub that required me to install a driver before it began to work.
Is there a way I can tell when I buy the cable if it has the chip you speak of? I only need a single cable, no hub, it will feed a switch box to communicate with my CNC machine controls.
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