Tonto is an OpenSource project to replace ProntoEdit and the software works enough like ProntoEdit that if you are familiar with one you can use the other. For this situation a Mac OSX solution is preferred. Did you miss your activation email? Turns out is for exactly my adaptor. January 04, , Go into preferences and perform the following steps:. I put the Belkin USB driver package on my desktop and launched it, it shows a file and when I click on that I get the following message “there is no default application to open the file named driver.
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Coyote do you think the generic driver you mentioned might do the trick?
ProntoEdit is the computer application provided by Philips that allows you to download, edit, and upload the detailed configurations for the Pronto Remote. Just use linux already Turns out is for exactly my adaptor.
I have not tried Linux yet. Conversion between the two requires more electronics than wiring for different pinouts.
Belkin F5U409 USB to Serial Driver for Mac OS X (and 64 bit Windows 7)
I have the file on a thumb drive and and I will try to load it tonight. I put the Belkin USB driver package on my desktop and launched it, it shows a file and when I click on that I get the following message “there is no default application to open the file named driver. Looks like I’ll need to buy a new one unless someone here knows of a Mac driver that will work.
I was able to get the link that Yves sent mav work and have downloaded the driver for the Belkin that somebody hacked. RS and USB are both serial interfaces using different hardware technologies and speeds. You can now exit preferences. January 04, Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion.
Belkin F5U USB to Serial Driver for Mac OS X (and 64 bit Windows 7) – WLAN Book
Yves on January 04, It also appears that this Keyspan adapter is the most multi-os compatible adapter and should meet most needs in general.
No universal remotes made today are as versatile as the original Philips Pronto line. GiffS on January 04, Thanks for the input folks.
My hopefully last question on this subject is how to install the drive on my Mac. Hoepfully someone else down the road will benefit from this thread. January 05, If you see more than one Keystone network device make this change for all of them.
Tonto is an OpenSource project to replace ProntoEdit and the software works enough like ProntoEdit that if you are familiar with one you can use the other. However I no longer have a Windows system in the home, and no matter what I attempt, or drivers or ktext files I download and try, I have not been able to get this adapter to work under Mac Snow Leopard or Lion. The link that dafuser provided does not work as it appears the server at geneder.
Yves has a good idea in that I am resolved to having to buy a new serial to usb adaptor it would be helpful to know which ones have worked for others and what if anything they had to do to get them working. The only way to use this software on a Mac or Linux is in a Virtual Machine and is beyond the scope of this article.
I’m out when it comes beklin reliable windows or mac term clients. View 10 previous comments. The app I’m using is specific for a piece of hardware; it’s not an interactive terminal program. You need to be careful about this step because if you have used other specialized USB devices with this computer those drivers may also appear in this list and removing them may cause that device to no longer work when you plug it in.
I may also stop by the Belki store and pick up a new one that is for sure Mac compatible. For this situation a Mac OSX solution is preferred. Plus xmodem, kermit, uusp, I have a couple devices I use that are RS, and the adapter below has served me belkih for years under Windows and Mac Leopard for communicating with them.
I really appreciate the help.