USB Serial Cable Installation

 USB Cable Installation – Virtual Com Port

The USB Serial cable used with IDWedge and DLL Parsing solutions (M250) have an FDTI chip embedded in the cable. On the M260 versions of the products, the FDTI chip is inside the hardware. The FDTI chip uses a Virtual COM port (VCP) drivers which cause the USB device to appear as an additional COM port available to the PC.  For IDWedge and DLL parsing software to work, these drivers must be installed and their COM port identified.

Note: FDTI drivers are often standard on Windows 7 and 8, so this document focuses on earlier versions of operating systems such as Windows XP.

A complete list of installation guides for all operating systems is available at http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm

Again Windows 7 and 8 will typically automatically recognize and install the FDTI drivers so this document may be skipped for users who’s PC auto install these drivers.

Note: please visit http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm for the latest version of the device driver. If installing from an old CD, these drivers may be out of date and the users is encouraged to visit http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm for the latest copy and http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm for the latest install directions. Windows 7 and 8 will typically have latest drivers so theses users can typically skip this section.

 Installation for Windows XP

 

 

  1. Connect the appropriate end of the USB cable to the E-SEEK reader and connect the other end to the computer. The E-SEEK reader should power up from the USB port.

 

  1. A Found New hardware wizard will appear, and ask if you want to search the Window Update web site, select “No, not at this time” and click NEXT

 

 

Virtual COM port (VCP) drivers cause the USB device to appear as an additional COM port available to the PC.  Application software can access the USB device in the same way as it would access a standard COM port.

 

 

  1. Connect the appropriate end of the USB cable to the E-SEEK reader and connect the other end to the computer. The E-SEEK reader should power up from the USB port.

 

  1. A Found New hardware wizard will appear, and ask if you want to search the Window Update web site, select “No, not at this time” and click NEXT

 

 

  1. The next screen will ask if you have a disk install it now. Select the radio button that says “Install from a list or specific location” and click NEXT

 

  1. The next screen ask where to search from, choose “Search removable media”

  1. The computer will access the CD-ROM and find the driver automatically

    Click finish to end the wizard.

 

After the USB serial Converter has been installed, another wizard will run to install the Communications Port to support the USB cable. The instructions will be the same.

 

  1. A Found New hardware wizard will appear, and ask if you want to search the Window Update web site, select “No, not at this time” and click NEXT

 

  1. The next screen will ask if you have a disk install it now. Select the radio button that says “Install from a list or specific location” and click NEXT

 

  1. The next screen ask where to search from, choose “Search removable media”

 

  1. The computer will access the CD-ROM and find the driver automatically

    Click finish to end the wizard.

 

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