I want to connect my raspberry pi directly to my computer using the serial port.I want to send data and receive data.

I have an old usb prolific cable that has 3 wires GND RX TX is is suitable to work with the pi ?


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There is an article on this - it is possible but takes little play to accomplish. If your cable contains USB<->Serial chip (like one here), it should work. But with USB/ethernet available - why? :)

  • I am trying to emulate a device which outputs some data on the serial so the application running on Windows Machine can interpret it.I know I can use a virtual serial driver to emulate the serial port on the windows machine but I tought it will be nice
    – opc0de
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 7:08
  • I'd use an emulator when possible - less chances you burn something :)
    – abolotnov
    Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 10:31

yes,it is possible with the available rx,tx,ground pins of serial port to connect with the raspi b,b+.we can connect the raspi board to the lap by inserting this serial port pins into the GPIOs of raspi board.

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