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Virtual Serial Port - can't install driver on WinSys7


#1

Trying to get the virtual serial port installed using mbedWinSerial_16466 driver following the instructions on this page http://mbed.org/handbook/Windows-serial-configuration

Windows System 7 laptop (thinkpad). When I run the installer it tells me no mbed platform is installed. I have the mBuino attached and can see the flash drive. Do I have to wait for the official release of the mBuino as a mbed platform for the driver to install?

thanks
Eric


#2

Try to run the code that actually instantiate the serial class. Only then a virtual COM port will appear in the device manager.


#3

I still can’t install the virtual serial port driver. I have the mBuino plugged in. I have tried it with a running example of virtual serial communications and I have tried it with the mBuino attached as a usb storage device.

The installer is give me the same message that it can’t find a mbed device.

eric


#4

Try to follow instruction from this page (about the inf file):
https://mbed.org/handbook/USBSerial

Also check this thread:
https://www.ghielectronics.com/community/forum/topic?id=16227&page=3
around msg #22


#5

Architect thanks. I did get it to work. I downloaded the serial.zip file mentioned on this page https://mbed.org/handbook/USBSerial

I unzipped the file and names it serial.inf. From the control panel I updated the driver and it changed the device to be named

Mbed Virtual Serial Port (COM3)

I can now write to the serial port from programs. I’m still a little confused because the PCserial and USBserial example programs both work. I’m not complaining, I guess I have choices. Just thought one of those were for alternate pin-outs.

But happy now. I can start to write more serious programs. Thanks again.

Eric


#6

@ DaddyOh - Looking forward to hear more about your programs ;D