Which type of USB TTL to RS232 serial cable?

Hi all,

I have managed to get a spare Plusnet hub 1 so was wondering if the ebay link below is the right cable for unlocking it and installing Openwrt .

I have seen this one but its showing as PL2303HX .
Would that work to unlock the hub 1 ?

" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265245622487?epid=3020111495&hash=item3dc1df00d7:g:7cIAAOSwOaJhAcdF "

Is there a better option that I should go for ?
I chose this as its quick delivery compared to the deliveries from China and its the cheapest but please let me know if I should go for a better option.

I will be trying to do the unlocking through a Windows 8.1 computer.

As long as your windows recognize it and install the drivers it should be fine. Be careful with the voltage, as it seems to support both 3,3V and 5V.

The USB adapter you linked should work in theory. I presume you have extra leads to connect this adapter to the Hub One.

Check out the 2-BT HH5a Openwrt/LEDE Windows setup guide
Windows Vista driver also in above dropbox, because the default driver provided by Windows Update probably won't work with your counterfeit 2303HX adapter.

I am scared now :worried: ... if the 2303HX adapter is counterfeit, would the one below be better ?
Obviously, the fast delivery is out of the question, but I would rather have something solid than fast delivery of something fake.


This one works really well, but the price's a lot higher.

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Which USB to serial adapter should I buy? - #5 by diizzy ?
I bought these a few months ago and they seem legit (Prolific's software claims so at least) albeit a bit bulky

@diizzy ...... that's gonna knock me back on the pounds and I am trying to save a few :crazy_face: .

@frollic .. Yes that's too much for my budget.

Any good?


@bill888 .. Yes, I'll bite the bullet and order one.

cheers everyone

cp2102 would be another (cheap and rarely counterfeit) option.

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