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    USB Cables For Use With Allen-Bradley (A-B) And Rockwell Software (RS) Products

    For decades we’ve relied on our laptop’s trusty Serial Port or PCMCIA slot to communicate with legacy A-B devices...

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    NOTE: I've updated this post with new USB to A-B cables which have come out over the last year
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    I have a Compact Logix Catalogue 1769-L16ER-BB1B, a lap top Hewlett Packard with Windows 10. I tried to connect the Controller to lap top using a USB cable, but I can´t do it. I checked the Device Manager of Windows, and found a Message fail the driver because the system can´t verify the firmware.Sin título.jpg. Do you know, how I can get the driver ?
    Jorge Antonio Patiño Camarena

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    Good morning jorgepatdale,

    The USBCIP driver comes with RSLinx Classic, so I'm surprised it didn't come up automatically like it did in my video here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeoLBNcArl8

    Do you have a Windows 10 compatible version of RSLinx Classic? (3.90 or greater?)

    If not you can find the free RSLinx Classic Lite download at AB.com
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    The driver is in the lap top an I have Studio 5000 complete and activated, but the manager devices of windows 10 sen this messagepant2.jpg
    Jorge Antonio Patiño Camarena

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    It's not in English so I can't read it... what version of RSLinx do you have installed?

    Edit - At this point you may just want to use Ethernet as shown below, or contact Rockwell support?

    https://minute.theautomationblog.com...-2-episode-14/
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