Tech Laptop with DB9

Michael Brown michael at
Mon Nov 10 23:41:47 UTC 2014

Also worth mentioning: in a pinch they work great on Android and BlackBerry (Z30) devices with USB OTG support.

>From memory I believe both pl2303 and FTDI work.

Another laptop option is an ExpressCard to serial adapter:

Disclaimer: this was merely the first Google result.

  Original Message  
From: joel jaeggli
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 16:19
To: Max Clark; nanog at
Subject: Re: Tech Laptop with DB9

ftdi chipsets work on both mac and windows devices.

On 11/10/14 10:39 AM, Max Clark wrote:
> Hi all,
> DB9 ports seem to be a nearly extinct feature on laptops. Any
> suggestions on a cheap laptop for use in field support (with an onboard
> DB9)?
> Thanks,
> Max

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