The evaluation board
I am talking about the FTDI EVAL232R evaluation board which can be found at the bottom of this page. It employs a FT232RL IC.
What I want to do
I would like to connect a USB joystick to the board´s USB port, then connect the RS232 interface to my PC, move the joystick and check out the incoming stream of information.
What I tried
I know that those converters usually are used to program a microcontroller over USB and similar things. There the USB port connects to the PC and the RS232 interface to the chip. In the datasheet I can not find any clues as to which extent a reversed flow of information (from joystick to PC) is possible.
Is the above board the right one? If not, could you please point out a device that would better suit my needs?
Edit: I rephrased the title to make it more general.