USB-DB9 converter: need of a coss over cable?

Started by atourail, Nov 09, 2006, 11:04

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I used to connect my former PC (playing the role of a console) through the serial port (DB9) to some other device.
Depending on the type of equipment, I needed sometimes to use a straight through or a cross over cable.
Now I am using a PC with only USB port. So now I need to use a USB-DB9 converter.
The question is:
Will I still need a device to cross over the serial connection?
Or is the USB-DB9 converter smart enough to detect if there is a need of cross over?