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Radio Shack 20 047 Driver Download Usb To Serial Adapter

How to Install Radio Shack 20 047 Driver on Windows 10

If you have a Radio Shack 20 047 USB to Serial Cable and want to use it on Windows 10, you may encounter some driver issues. This article will show you how to install the driver and fix the problem.

Radio Shack 20 047 Driver Download Usb To Serial Adapter

What is Radio Shack 20 047 USB to Serial Cable?

Radio Shack 20 047 USB to Serial Cable is a device that allows you to connect a serial port device, such as a scanner, a ham radio, or a GPS receiver, to a USB port on your computer. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7, but not with Windows 8 or 10 by default. This is because the cable uses a Prolific chipset that has been blocked by Microsoft due to security and compatibility issues.

How to Install Radio Shack 20 047 Driver on Windows 10?

To install the driver for Radio Shack 20 047 USB to Serial Cable on Windows 10, you need to disable the driver signature enforcement feature that prevents unsigned drivers from loading. Here are the steps to do so:

  • Press the Windows key and type "settings". Click on the Settings app that appears.

  • Click on Update & Security, then on Recovery.

  • Under Advanced startup, click on Restart now.

  • After your computer restarts, choose Troubleshoot, then Advanced options, then Startup Settings.

  • Press F7 to select Disable driver signature enforcement.

  • Your computer will restart again and boot into Windows normally.

  • Insert the CD that came with your cable and run the setup.exe file. Follow the instructions to install the driver.

  • If you don't have the CD, you can download the driver from [this link].

  • Plug in your cable and wait for Windows to detect it. You should see a message that says "Device driver software installed successfully".

  • To check if the cable is working, open Device Manager and look for Ports (COM & LPT). You should see a device named "Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port" with a COM number assigned to it. Note down this number as you will need it later.

How to Use Radio Shack 20 047 USB to Serial Cable on Windows 10?

To use your cable with your serial port device, you need to configure the software that communicates with it. For example, if you want to use your cable with a scanner, you need to use a scanner programming software, such as ARC500 or Win500. Here are the steps to do so:

  • Open your scanner programming software and go to the settings or options menu.

  • Select the COM port that matches the one assigned to your cable in Device Manager. For example, if your cable is COM3, select COM3 in the software.

  • Adjust the baud rate and other parameters according to your device's specifications. For example, if your scanner uses a baud rate of 9600 bps, set the same in the software.

  • Connect your scanner to your cable and turn it on.

  • You should be able to read from and write to your scanner using the software.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any problems with your cable or your device, here are some tips to help you:

  • Make sure your cable is plugged in securely and not loose or damaged.

  • Make sure your device is turned on and functioning properly.

  • Make sure you have selected the correct COM port and baud rate in your software.

  • Try using a different USB port on your computer or a powered USB hub if possible.

  • Try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver for your cable.

  • Try using a different cable or device if possible.

  • If none of these tips work, you may need to contact Radio Shack or Prolific for further assistance.

I hope this article was helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading!


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