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    figuerres wrote:

    some devices just do not work via the USB converters.

    I have seen paralel printers for Point of Sale apps not work via USB/Paralel adpaters for example.

    the Serial barcode reader/scanner may require a "real" serial port.

    does this have a driver in the OS when you set it up?
    or is it just a raw Serial like an old Modem ?
    can you get a USB scanner from the same Mfg ??

    new PC's are not having serial ports so I would work on moving to USB .... in the end I think it's worth it.

    9pin and 25pin Serial is just about gone.
    and really USB is a 4 wire serial buss anyway...

    The scanner has a 6pin male and female connector. It did not come with a driver. I just borrowed it from my school for my thesis. They do not have a USB scanner sad to say.

    So it is safe to say that the problem is with my converter? Should I try to look for other converters? Or it is just a waste of time? I read that some barcodes work when using converters.