- If instructions on package mention Prolific (PL2302 vendor) site for future driver upgrades, that's good sign ;-)
- If it mentions using SER9PL.INF for Windows driver install, that's also likely it.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
How to find out if USB mobile phone data cable is based on PL2303
Recently, I hunted for a PL2302-based USB-Serial cable to make a generic serial cable for NAS hacking. Of course, it's not easy to figure out on what based some cable sold in a small shop next door. During my searches, I even found that phone vendors have gone so bold that include PL2302 right into the phone, and sell passive cables ;-\. In the end, I bought a cable with transparent casing thru which I could clearly see what chip is there ;-). But based on the packaging of this one and other packages I saw, I could make following generalizations for future searches: