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FTDI Killing off fake chips.


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There has always been issues with W7 and usb to serial converters. W7 has been very picky about which chips it will work with. There have been issues reported with the FTDI chip and drivers since 2012, even after 2009 FTDI when released their driver which was W7 compatible for both 32/64 bit versions, so FTDI do not have clean hands here. I would not be worried unless you have some fake cloned usb kit  or anything that  has a fake FTDI FT232 USB to serial bridge in it.


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It might explain why peoples hubs just packed in working.


 


It could even be the case that the manufacturers may have been scammed with fake chips.


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Anything Chinese, they do not have a 'copyright' culture :-- From Forbes Magazine :- All copyrights acknowledged.


 


In China, said Tom Doctoroff, author of the book “What Chinese Want†and a China marketing guru at J. Walter Thompson, managing a fake Apple store, or any kind of fake this or that, is heralded as good ole fashion entrepreneurship.


“When it comes to innovation, the Chinese won’t deliver,†he told me in a phone interview back in mid-May. “China is the total flip-side of the U.S. Piracy goes back to the China world view that individual rights don’t matter. The courts have never evolved to protect innovative individuals. There is still very much the ethos that economic growth has to be managed, so individual and intellectual property, where the spoils go to one entity or one person, is not a cultural value,†he said.


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