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EF Johnson Drivers

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Oct 12, 2010
I am currently in Iraq. I have been tasked to get a radio network up and running. I have been given 20 or so EF Johnson 5100ES. I currently have PCConfigure 2.4.2 software to load the radios.

The issue is...

I have Cable 023-5000-940 w/ 9pin D Connector and a USB to 9pin Dongle. I also have the 023-5100-970 USB cable. I have to hook the stuff up to a special compter that is not attached to the internet. When I plug in the Cables they ask for Drivers. I have looked everywhere for the CD or drivers online. I have contacted EF Johnson and I am still waiting for them to send them to me. Is there anyone out there that could email me the drivers?

Thanks for any help


Premium Subscriber
Oct 27, 2011
San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

Greetings all, they gave me the USB cable 023-5100-970 for programming my radio EF Johnson Ascend ES, but do not have the driver for it. Can anyone tell me how to download the driver and if an update for the PC Set program as the version that I have is the 2.10.1. Thanks
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