I have an AVRISP programmer with an RS232 port. I keep as a backup should my AVRISP MKII USB fail.
When I click the connection dialog box and select AVRISP, and select the COM port, the PC connects to it. I'm able to read the Hardware version of the programmer, so the RS232 path is working.
However, the programmer window title shows
"STK500 in ISP mode" Instead of "AVRISP in ISP mode"
Any attempt to program or read status, fails.
Should the window show "AVRISP..."?
I suspect that either programming app is not selecting the right programmer, or the programmer is bad.