RS232 to USB converter connection issues — Windows

It has been a very long time since I wrote a post. Recently, I had been trying to connect an “old school” data logger to my laptop. The datalogger had an RS232 port and hence I decided to use a USB/Serial converter. I got the drivers installed successfully and the device was also recognized on my Windows 7 machine. 

Unfortunately, I was not able to start logging data. The software provided by the manufacturer was “buggy” and hence would not scan for more than “COM3” port. 

Windows keeps assigning an incremental number to every serial port/virtual COM port devices that are connected to your computer. I came across this document that helps reset the COM port assignments on your machines.

In Linux machines, the device assignment is usually “hot plug”. The device access is more like a file access and I have read somewhere that it has better “security” features compared to Windows.

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