[mythtv-users] USB-serial cable for Directv control (stupid question)

DaWorm daworm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 18:50:21 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Stephen Sassman <sassman1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I bought a USB to serial cable for controlling my Directv H24 STB.
> When it arrived I was surprised to find that the DB9 end of the cable is
> male. This is a problem for me because the serial port on my computer is
> also male. Do I need another F/F cable or what am I doing wrong here? I
> tried to search online, but all of the directions don't have any
> pictures and just pin out stuff that doesn't make sense to me. Thanks
> for your help, Steve.

You probably need a DB9 Female/Female null modem adapter or cable.
Cables2Go has cables, other places have adapters.  Google should show
up plenty.


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