PL2303HXD USB to RJ45 Driver

USB DriverThe PL2303HXD USB to Serial Driver or PL2303HXD USB to RJ45 driver is the same driver from Prolific and you can find the download and installation page listed below. You will note that this is similar to the PL2303RA chipset from Prolific which is used in the StarTech 2 Port USB to RS232 Serial DB9 Adapter Cable. This usb to serial driver is the same on all the Prolific chipsets.

PL2303HXD USB to Serial Driver

Likewise the PL2303HXD USB to Serial chipset or PL2303HXD USB to RJ45 driver. This is what you will find in the Cisco USB Console Cable – USB to RJ45 adapter. This driver will work on the Cisco USB Console Cable – USB to RJ45 as the chipset is the same. This cable has  compatibility with Cisco, Juniper, Ubiquiti or TP-Link routers. This cable and chipset allows for connections to network devices. Those that feature a console port as the chipset is a USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller. This is very handy to connect your desktop to a router console. You will note that they use the Prolific USB to Serial driver.


Features of the PL2303HXD

Meet the PL2303HXD, the tech whiz created by Prolific. It’s not just a cool gadget; it’s a budget-friendly and super-efficient USB to Serial Bridge Controller. Here’s why it’s awesome:

Why It’s Awesome:

  • Pocket-Friendly and Powerful: The PL2303HXD doesn’t cost much but packs a punch in performance.
  • Connectivity Guru: It’s like a wizard that links an RS-232 device (fancy talk for a certain type of tech) to any USB-friendly computer.
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Cool Features You Need to Know:

  • Old to New Trick: It can act like an old-school COM port, making it a breeze for older apps to work with modern USB.
  • Driver Magic: Its special drivers can make your computer think it’s talking to a classic COM port, making it easy for old apps to make the switch to USB.
  • Speedy Talker: This wizard talks fast (up to 6,000,000 bps) and follows the language rules of EIA/TIA-232F and CCITT V.28 standards.
  • Battery Saver: It’s kind to your device’s battery, using just a little power while working fast.
  • Wake-Up Call: It’s a light sleeper, waking up with a signal from MODEM inputs.
  • Extra Pins for Fun: It even has four extra pins that can be whatever you want them to be (General Purpose I/O).

Important Note: This tech wizard took a bow in 2020 (End of Life), so it won’t be getting any new tricks. But for those who have it, it’s still a reliable sidekick in the tech world.

Special Skill – USB to RJ45: If you ever hear about “USB to RJ45,” it’s like a special cable with a USB end and an RJ45 end. It’s handy for connecting devices with a serial RJ45 interface (like network gear) to a computer that only speaks USB. Likewise Prolific USB to Serial Comm Port as well as the Prolific USB Error Code 39.


Are there any alternatives to the PL2303HXD USB?

Absolutely, when it comes to USB to Serial Bridge Controllers, the PL2303HXD isn’t the only player in town. There are other options like the FT232RL and PL2303GC. Let’s break it down:

1. FT232RL – A Solid Contender:

  • It’s another USB to UART RS232 Serial converter, like a different superhero with similar powers.
  • Your choice between PL2303HXD and FT232RL depends on what you need it to do. They’re like different tools in a toolbox.
  • Both work well, but how their drivers behave might vary based on the computer system you’re using.
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2. PL2303GC – A Pin-Compatible Option:

  • This one is like a sibling to PL2303HXD, sharing the same pin layout (they fit the same socket).
  • But, it’s not exactly the same under the hood. The Bill of Materials (BOM) is different, like having a different set of ingredients.

Choosing the Right Sidekick:

  • Before you make a decision, it’s like choosing a sidekick. Look at the datasheets (like a superhero’s manual) and see which one fits your needs.
  • Compare features – it’s like checking which superpowers each one has. Make sure they match what you’re looking for.

Final Reminder:

  • The right choice depends on your specific needs and the job you want it to do.
  • It’s like picking the right tool for the right task.

Likewise see also the Samsung Universal Print Driver as well as the Prolific USB to Serial Comm Port Driver.

PL2303HXD USB to RJ45 Driver PL2303HXD USB to RJ45 Driver

Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Prolific PL2303HXD
Industry Standards USB 1.1/2.0, RS-232
FIFO 512 Bytes
Max Baud Rate 460.8 Kbps
Serial Protocol RS-232
Connector Type(s) 1 – USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 – RJ-45 Male
System and Cable Requirements 1 USB 1.1 (or above) port
Port Style Cable Adapters

Finally you will note the driver for the adapter is found below.

driver download

This will open to the installation pages.

 USB to Serial Driver (Windows)

FT232r USB UART Driver (Linux)



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