Originally Posted by colby
in case people aren't aware - a cable like this is only for plugging into a hardware interface box on the DE-9 side. There are no electronics in this cable - you can't plug this into your computer's RS-232 port directly - you need interface hardware.
I'm confused about this because there are folks here who are saying they are using a cable "with no electronics" and its working. Look at Jaxx's post (#31 in this thread)
p.s. have I mentioned I had the obd-2.com website? Its crap. Its so unorganized. I would never give my $ directly to a business like that.