[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 133, Issue 8

Dave B
Sat Jan 11 16:21:14 PST 2020

"At the moment"...

I have some sympathy with Prolific, and FTDI who also have had their
chip's faked.  I personally have seen one chip marked up as FTDI, but
appeared to Windows as a Prolific chip!  The seller did the right thing,
at their expense.  I Feel sorry for them too.

It is I suspect, only a matter of time, before one Linux distro or other
also detects and blocks the use of such "fake" chips.  After that, all
the others will probably do so too.

I also have sympathy for people who bought a "product" unknowingly with
a fake chip in it.   "The Product" manufacturer should make things good,
but that rarely if ever happens.

Too many people loose out to the counterfeiters  in these cases.


Dave G8KBV.

On 11/01/2020 20:00, chirp_users-request at intrepid.danplanet.com wrote:
> Score another point for Linux  - it does not care if the chip in your cable
> is a fake Prolific, it just works anyway! There is also a driver available
> for Mac that can handle the fake Prolific chips. It seems only Windows has
> this problem.

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