[SATLUG] usb to serial adapter

FIRESTORM_v1 firestorm.v1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 01:15:46 CST 2009

After thinking about it, use minicom to test it.

Ctrl A then z to get to the setup menu.
O for Configure Minicom
S for Serial Port setup
A to set the device. (/dev/ttyUSB0 should be good.
E to set up serial port comm parameters
<enter> to exit the menus

try your AT commands and see if your modem responds
ATDT 2262161   (dial Time and Temp)
ATA           (Answer the ringing phone)
ATH           (Hang up) *never could get this to work, usually had to
reset the modem. :P

Try calling your landline BEFORE you set your caller ID command and
see if you get "RING" coming from the modem.

Hang up, try your callerID command (what is it? something like AT+VCID=1?)
and try calling again.  If all is well, you should see RING then your
caller ID info.

Hope that helps!


On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 1:07 AM, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> typically it will be /dev/ttyUSB0 for the first usb-serial adapter,
> /dev/ttyUSB1 for the 2nd and so forth...
> Good luck!
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 12:09 AM,  <rsuberg at satx.rr.com> wrote:
>> I have an external modem plugged in to a usb to serial adapter.  Question is, how do I tell what ttyS? it became?  Installed minicom, and tried to set it up using all ttyS0-ttyS3, and none worked.  According to lsusb, it is listed, but I don't know where it went to or how to tell what it became.  Using ubuntu 8.10, installed bu wubi.
>> richard at ubuntu:~$ lsusb
>> Bus 003 Device 004: ID 067b:2506 Prolific Technology, Inc.
>> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
>> Bus 001 Device 004: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> I use this to track caller-id on my land-line phone-better than a callerid box because those boxes only show you the last time a person called, and this kind of setup (at least in that other OS) could list exactly what time and how many times someone has called.  I know the commands for the modem, just not where to send them to.
>> Thanks,
>> Richard
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