FT232R driver problems

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Hi folks,

 

About a year ago we had an extensive thread in the OffTopic about counterfeit Prolific USB to Serial converter and loading the drivers. By using an older version we got a workaround. See https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/t...

 

I now found that FTDI chips FT232R are counterfeited as well: I bought 2 Arduino nano rev3.0 boards from China and these don't want to communicate in WinXP and Win7 due to not installing the correct driver.

More info here: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.ph...

The best remedy is to replace the counterfeited chips with genuine ones. Not easy to do, I admit.

 

Nard

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Last Edited: Sun. Oct 5, 2014 - 01:13 PM
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Ouch! That Stinks  Nard, but wouldn't this be a good example of 'you get what you pay for'?

 

I too have been bitten in the past with knock off's.  If I buy one I expect at least a 50 percent chance it will not work as advertized.

 

Well, at least you are getting some practice on your soldering skills! wink

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Doesn't that "Rolex" keep good time Jim?

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Agreed  Jim.

 

Smiley and I have talked about these cheap Chinese boards a few months ago, and he told me he didn't like these ripp-offs and stopped using them after finding several issues with them ..... some problems revealed themselves after a few days of "no problems" use. Nasty debugging crying

 

And there goes my one day - quick fix - project.

 

cheers

 

Nard

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And what are you doing up so late, Ross ?

 

:)

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Well Nard... I am editing a job application for a friend who "needs all the help she can get". And it is hard going. I spent 2 hours talking with her on Friday, but she has forgotten all of my advice. sad

 

It is only 12:35am... day light saving started here early on Sunday morning... so more sunlight and more fading of curtains cheeky

 

Hope you are well.

 

Ross

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Doesn't that "Rolex" keep good time Jim?

Mine says "Molex" and it keeps great time when connected. laugh

 

 

I bought three knock off UNO's when I was asked to build some experimental modules for someone that was writing the code.  Having PCB's made was too expensive and three real UNOS at $35.00 each was almost the same price so for $10.00 each I said why not.  They work just fine so far and I have probably just put the whammy on them as I type this.

 

It all depends on who you get them from just like anything else, learn from experience.

 

but she has forgotten all of my advice.

Comes from too much partying Saturday night.

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Recent Uno's with Atmel 8U and 16u as USB interface work fine.

An Arduino2560 works fine as well.

 

So it's "just" the Nano with counterfeit FTDI FT232R USB interface that cause problems.

 

And it's the uncertainty that is so annoying. You cannot rely on the quality.

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The last Arduino Nano that I bought said it had a CH340 USB-to-serial converter, so it doesn't even claim to be an FTDI part. It works fine with my computer as far as I can tell, and I didn't have to install any drivers for it (then again, I'm using Linux which seems to "just work" better than Windows in many cases these days).

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So there are even more variants :)

 

What terminal emulator do you use on Linux ?

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A little late to the party, but a recent article reference at Sparkfun talks about how the latest drivers from FTDI are not only detecting counterfeit parts, but are disabling them.

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1629

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dksmall wrote:

A little late to the party, but a recent article reference at Sparkfun talks about how the latest drivers from FTDI are not only detecting counterfeit parts, but are disabling them.

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1629

 

Yep we are well aware of this topic which has been given a pretty good go over on  https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/w...

 

Cheers,

 

Ross

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia