Open2300 - USB-Serial Converters
LaCrosse 2300 series weather stations are provided with a serial cable, and newer computers are less likely to have a serial interface. A USB-serial converter offers a solution, but there are many reports of failure with the LaCrosse weather stations. This is a place to list converters which have been tried, and the success or failure, both Windows or Linux.

ATEN 4 port USB-TO-SERIAL RS 232 HUB

model UC 2324

model UC-232A recognised using module pl2303 (kernel 2.6.18)

Linux

Code provided to compile driver; suits kernel 2.6.15.

Does not compile with kernel 2.6.27

Kernel 2.6.30 recognises the device with driver mos7840

Iogear USB/Serial Portable Adapter

model GUC232A

Linux

NSLU2 unslung 6.10 - had to recompile pl-2303x in order to get it to talk to a 2308

Belkin USB/Serial Portable Adapter

model F5U-409-CU

Linux

worked immediately on a Debian system, kernel 2.6.27

Serial port linked to /dev/ttyUSB0

communication with weather station established

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F5U-409 - no luck with NSLU2 unslung 6.10 - serial port linked but no success communicating with a 2308

Windows XP

serial port linked and communication with a 2308 successfully

Prolific USB-to-Serial

Linux

no luck with NSLU2 unslung 6.10 - serial port linked but no success communicating with a 2308

Windows XP

serial port linked and communication with a 2308 successfully

Maplin Electronics

part number ZP43W

Linux

working with Ubuntu 8.10, configures as /dev/ttyUSB0

-- DrLizAu - 14 Mar 2009

Sabrent USB to Serial Cable

6-FT Adapter Cable purchased from tigerdirect.com

Linux

It worked with Ubuntu 12.04 on a 3.3 GHz (fast) host after a linux2300.c code change. See details in the attached text file.

  • CODE_CHANGE: linux2300.c file code change required to get code to run on a fast Ubuntu host.
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CODE_CHANGEEXT CODE_CHANGE manage 1 K 31 Mar 2013 - 15:28 SaberCat linux2300.c file code change required to get code to run on a fast Ubuntu host.
Topic revision: r9 - 31 Mar 2013, SaberCat
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