usb to serial bridge driver

John Dangler jdangler at
Wed Nov 7 03:18:54 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 21:57 -0500, ed wrote:
> I am attempting to setup my insulin pump with vmware server on Gutsy.
> The server is running windoze xp pro. I have set up the software that
> reads the data thru the dongle. I have attempted to install the
> windoze
> dongle driver in xp but xp will not recognize the dongle which is
> attached to a usb to serial bridge. Ubuntu lists the serial port in
> the
> hardware manager. My thinking was that if Gutsy could see the device
> then vmware would also see it and pass it to the windoze guest but
> this
> is not the case. I have looked at VMware forums but could not find any
> information. Is there something that I need to install in Gutsy such
> as
> a irda driver or some such other? Any help would be appreciated.
I have had a similar problem with a hardware dongle for a software
package that I tested in vmware workstation 5.  Our company even
purchased upgrade licenses to 6.0 without any further success.  If you
find any more information that leads toward a solution, I would be very
interested in hearing what you find in this regard.


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