USB Adapters

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USB to Serial Adapter

Vendor Model Part No. Comments
Belkin F5U103 USB Serial Adapter F5U103 According to IBM, this driver has been tested with the IBM Serial USB device drivers. We would be happy to know your experience with this device.
Belkin F5U109 USB PDA Adapter F5U109
(IBM: 10K3822)
According to IBM this device should work flawlessly with IBM's serial USB device driver, available via SoftWare Choice on DDP OnLine.
Belkin F5U116 USB Multi-Port Hub F5U116 OS/2 CHL hardware testing team has successfully tested this device. The hub functionality works fine using IBM's latest USB device drivers. The Parallel port works after installing IBM's USB printer driver, and the serial port works after installing IBM's serial USB driver. Works like a charm!
Belkin F5U120 USB DockStation F5U120 According to IBM, the serial port(s) of this device should work correct using IBM's serial USB device driver. By installing IBM's USB mouse and USB keyboard drivers, the PS/2 ports should also work, and by installing the USB printer package from OS/2 DDP OnLine, the full functionality of this Belkin device should be enabled.
D-Link DU-CS/DSB-S25 USB to Serial Converter Cable DSB-S25 According to IBM this device should work flawlessly with IBM's serial USB device driver, available via SoftWare Choice on DDP OnLine.
IBM Multi-Port USB Hub 00N8215 Even that this is basically and 5 ports USB hub, this device also has an parallel adapter taht works fine under OS/2. It also has two PS/2 ports (for mouse and keyboard) that works fine too and one serial port. To enable full functionality, install IBM's usb basic, printer, keyboard, mouse, and serial device drivers. 0x04B3 0x4482
MCT Corp. USB to RS232 converter U232-P9/U232-P25 According to IBM this device should work flawlessly with IBM's serial USB device driver, available via SoftWare Choice on DDP OnLine.
Manhattan Computer Products 165204 USB Bay MultiPort hub 165204 Even that this is basically a 3 ports USB hub, this device also has an parallel adapter that works fine under OS/2. It also has two PS/2 ports (for mouse and keyboard) that works fine too and one serial port. To enable full functionality, install IBM's usb basic, printer, keyboard, mouse, and serial device drivers. Tested by OS/2 CHL hardware testing team.
Future Technology Devices International Ltd. USB-to-Serial adapter According to IBM, any USB device with the Future Technology Devices International Ltd. FTDI FT8U100AX chip should be serial-enabled by using IBM's serial USB device driver, available from OS/2 DDP OnLine via IBM SoftWare Choice.

USB to Parallel Adapter

Vendor Model Comments
Belkin USB parallel port This device was reported to work under OS/2 by Mike Maksimik.

He tested this device under OS/2 and it worked great, in the same fashion as the 970Cse. The parallel port, however, doesn't provide any printer information so the driver can't decide which printer driver you actually want to use.

PC Concepts Printer USB cable Adapter This will allow non-USB printers to be connected to a USB port. We tested this adapter with Lexmark ExecJet II and it works fine.
PC Concepts USB PTR; USB-1284 Printer-Adapter Wolfgang told me this adapter works fine with the USBPrint Driver.

USB to PS/2 Adapter

Vendor Model Comments
USB-to-PS/2 adapter This allows to plug a dual USB/PS2 mode keyboard or trackball/mouse into the PS/2 port. Not every USB keyboard or mouse supports PS2 model and can be used with this adapter (Logitech iFeel mouse is an example). Also you can't use this adapter with any other types of USB devices (including hubs).