Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Topic # 113591 21-Jan-2013 19:24
Send private message

hi there,does anyone know where in nz i can buy one of these usb to null modem cable just like here  any information would be great.

Create new topic
3296 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1074


  Reply # 748438 21-Jan-2013 20:27
Send private message

Jaycar. Quite a common thing. About $25. Needs the Prolific drivers to make it work.

Edit: Normally just called usb-to-serial or usb-to-db9

150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

  Reply # 748451 21-Jan-2013 20:38
Send private message

Hey thanks for that,I did check their on line catalog but didn't see it there,didn't know about what else they are known as tho,i now see dick smith has one as well,cheers


20796 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4042


  Reply # 749818 23-Jan-2013 20:31
Send private message

The pinout may be different on that "nul modem" USB adapter.

I know I have had to hunt down some pinouts for getting console on a crappy linksys switch I have here since it didnt work on a normal straight thru cable.


150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

  Reply # 750649 25-Jan-2013 12:08
Send private message

Hi so you were able to find some then?where did you go,as I may need to.

2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848

  Reply # 750668 25-Jan-2013 13:02
Send private message

You want USB -> Serial

Null Modem refers to a specific serial cable with specific pinouts (RX -> TX etc)

Jaycar sells both the USB->Serial and the Null Modem/Straight Through Serial Cables. If you need it for a switch console then the switch will usually come with one. Console cables for network devices tend to be either straight through or rollover (Cisco). Just find the manual for the device.

150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

  Reply # 750677 25-Jan-2013 13:12
Send private message

OK great thanks for the information, if I have anymore problems I'll let you know:-)

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.