I am considering buying an (M$ considers outdated) computer that has no serial port(s). I am wondering if a USB to serial converter (for the external modem) will work or if there would be a conflict between the USB and serial drivers. Anyone have any experience with this? Will the USB to serial converter work OK?
I've heard varying reports. You'd probably be more assured of success if you got a PCI-to-serial port PCI card, if you have a free PCI slot. They are not expensive.