Message from discussion Belkin F5U103, Palm and Mac OS X
From: Chris Ridd <chrisr...@mac.com>
Subject: Re: Belkin F5U103, Palm and Mac OS X
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:38:49 +0100
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On 15/8/04 7:34 pm, in article
1gikrdr.1tj8mqlilee8iN%paulmacsp...@bluepithyonder.co.uk, "Paul Mackenzie
Smith" <paulmacsp...@bluepithyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> A long shot, I know, but has anyone managed to get the above combination
> to work? Belkin, of course, don't produce a driver for OS X for the
> USB-serial adaptor, but I have managed to download and install one from
> www.sourceforge.net. HotSync Manager sees the Belkin, but as a modem,
> rather than a serial device.
> Any ideas gratefully received!
Experience of Palm's Hotsync software and USB->serial thingies suggests that
you really should get a real USB-supporting Palm.
Palm only officially supported their own USB Connect thingy, and even that
was very very very flaky. Mine managed to eventually knacker my Palm Vx as
Someone else sold a Palm serial->USB thingy - was it Keyspan? That's likely
to be much better than Palm's effort.
So give up and get a modern Palm. The new ones are quite neat.
Also chuck Palm's software and get Missing Sync 4.