I’m trying to start out making a USB Keyboard as shown at this link: https://www.ghielectronics.com/docs/20/usb-client but I guess I’m missing something stupid because I can’t figure out how to connect to my board over a serial connection. I tried to follow the steps as closely as described in that link but so far no dice.
I have a Fez Spider with a USB Client SP module on socket 1, an RS232 Module on socket 11, and a Button module on socket 14. Along with CPU Pin 4 turned to the On position so the board can communicate over a serial connection. Like the walkthrough in that link I’m also using an RS232<->USB cable to connect to my desktop.
When I start up MFDeploy I get a couple of COM ports to try and connect to: COM1, COM3, and COM5, but when I click ping for each one I just get a “No Connection” message.
I’m using Visual Studio 2012 Express on Windows 8.1.
I really think there’s something I’m doing wrong but I really can’t tell what. I’ve never had this problem trying to ping/debug over the USB connection and any help would be very appreciated.