USB hub and USB to Serial cable on FreeBSD

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Mar 12 16:32:26 PDT 2009

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Valentin Bud wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Wojciech Puchar <
> wojtek at> wrote:
>> Do you know if i can get FreeBSD 7.0 to see USB to serial (RS232) cables if
>>> they are
>>> connected to a USB hub?
>>>  load a proper USB-serial driver ;)
>> man ucom
> Thanks for the tip Wojciech. I just wonder if it will work because i 
> want to connect 8 USB to Serial to an USB hub and the hub to be 
> connected to the FreeBSD box through an USB port. Do you think that is 
> possible? Any comments suggestion are welcomed.

Don't know of any reason it wouldn't work.  A USR serial modem works 
here through a PL2303 (uplcom) USB/serial adapter, then through a hub. 
More USB-serial adapters should just give you more /dev/cuaUn devices.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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