Problem with term using BAFO BF-810 USB/Serial

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  1. Charlie F

    Charlie F New Member

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    I am having problems getting term to communicate with a device via its serial port.
    I'm using a BAFO USB to serial adapter and have installed the latest Prolific driver.
    I have also installed CoolTerm but it doesn't work either.

    I switch on my device and it sends its initial text.
    Both the Mac Term and CoolTerm show garbled text that looks like this:
    C·C!.´ãY¨ã°W•.k≠°!ï[,´Å*WÎXW±bñjHLì..¢Æ[,´5°
    ï[,´ÅÎZK

    In addition, I am not able to send any commands from either application.
    On the Mac Term app, even if I press enter it does not respond.

    The driver is present in the system report.
    I am using OS X Yosemite, v10.10.5

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Charlie F, Oct 19, 2017
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello and welcome.

    After a little research, the BAFO device driver for Mac is really old and supports OS 9 through OS X 10.4. It still may work though, if it installed and is loading properly.

    Not sure how to help troubleshoot. What exactly are you trying to use the adapter for?

    C
     
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    Charlie F New Member

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    Hi
    Thanks very much for your message.
    I am trying to connect to a piece of electronic equipment, GPS receiver.
    The equipment uses a command line interface (CLI) for control, status monitoring, etc. via RS232.
    I have managed to use telnet via ethernet, that works well.
     
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