I bought one of these to flash my Sonoff Basic firmware.
https://www.freetronics.com.au/products ... xBdcUjRDIU
However, I can't see it in Windows 10 Home 64 bit Device Manager.
My ultimate goal is to get Microsoft Visual Code seeing this port and uploading Tasmota firmware, but I am getting an error message "ERROR: Failed to open COM3" (or COM5 or what ever it is set to) in VS Code.
I set my Baud rate to 115200 in the device manager and my upload config file (upload_speed = 115200)
I tried following the instructions https://www.freetronics.com.au/pages/us ... xBes0jRDIU which say Windows 10 needs no driver installation, and my Device Manager had one device under "Ports" but I don't think it was this USB Serial Adapter as when I changed the port from COM3 to COM5, and changed my COM port in my config file to match, it did not make any difference.
I have downloaded the driver files from https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0045/ ... s_v2_2.zip and manually installed two drivers:
Freetronics 16U2 USB (COM3)
Freetronics 8U2 USB (COM4)
and can now see them both "This device cannot start. (Code 10). The specified request is not a valid operation for the target device." messages.
Both show the yellow diamond exclamation mark.
The usb serial device is powered up when I plug it into my PC, and I have connected to to the Sonoff Basic, which is responding with a blinking LED so I know it is powered up and running. However I have not seen any evidence the board is getting anything other than power from the PC.
I could not find this device in any of the forums, so I posted in this generic one. Happy for anyone to redirect me to a more suitable place.
Which of the two Freetronics driver is best (16U2 vs 8U2)? What other port settings need to be changed? (eg data bits, parity);
Thanks in advance!
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