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USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« on: November 23, 2010, 09:17:25 PM »
I have two Ubuntu computers and a Vista. Both of my Ubuntu computers would not detect the Axon at all after I plugged it in, even after I had installed the drivers using Wine. On the Vista, it detected the Axon, but it said it was an unknown device, and the driver didn't change that. I was wondering if there is a solution to my problem, or if I have to get a new computer.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 01:41:27 PM »
You've probably already double checked, but just in case, are you absolutely sure you downloaded/installed the proper drivers, and even tried a restart?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 02:25:23 PM »
Yes. I tried redownloading the software two times, but it still didn't work.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 04:12:12 PM »
64 bit or 32 bit Vista?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 04:14:46 PM »
Also, browse through these and see if any are helpful.

One person got it working, and another just bought an ISP programmer.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 05:48:25 PM »
One more thought . . . give it a try on an XP machine and see if it works fine.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 06:58:55 PM »
I am running 32-bit Vista

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 02:33:32 PM »
I tried it on XP, but it did not work. Also, it thinks windows manufactured it and didn't let me install the correct drivers.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 04:07:36 PM »
I tried it on XP, but it did not work. Also, it thinks windows manufactured it and didn't let me install the correct drivers.
hmmmmm well, it won't work until the drivers get installed . . .

Go into Device Manager, then plug in the Axon USB. See what pops up. Right click it, then uninstall whatever driver it has. Then install the Silabs driver.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 09:06:28 PM »
The problem is, my computer thinks it doesn't need a driver and won't let me install a new driver for it. Whenever I try to update the drivers from the Silabs folder, it thinks the driver is already up to date and won't install the Silabs driver.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 09:22:30 PM »
What happens when you click the uninstall button?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 05:39:36 PM »
If I click uninstall, the "Unknown Device" doesn't show up on my computer in the hardware manager and I have to unplug it and plug it in to my computer.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 07:53:44 PM »
If I click uninstall, the "Unknown Device" doesn't show up on my computer in the hardware manager and I have to unplug it and plug it in to my computer.
You must uninstall whatever driver Windows is using for it, then install the Silabs USB driver for the Axon.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 09:11:46 AM »
How do I install the Silabs driver to it once I uninstall the windows driver?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 09:16:14 AM »
I already installed that to my computer. Am I supposed to install it in a specific directory?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 09:25:46 AM »
waylon531, I suspect the problems you are having are from not properly following the instructions.

Your PC, for some reason, has a USB driver that wants to use the Axon. But you said it fails to work, and that you were unable to install the Silabs driver.

So, you uninstall the driver already there so your PC will want to use the Silabs driver instead.

To install, you simply run the executable:
http://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/Software/CP210x_VCP_Win_XP_S2K3_Vista_7.exe

Then you plug in your Axon, and Vista will do an auto-detect and run an installation wizard for you.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 06:02:18 PM »
I tried that twice and it still didn't work

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2010, 06:41:02 PM »
I tried that twice and it still didn't work
What error(s) did it give you?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2010, 09:19:11 AM »
It doesn't show any errors, it just doesn't work. Once i am actually installing the driver though, it says it is already installed.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2010, 09:20:57 AM »
If I got a Bluetooth UART, would that work or would I still have to have the driver?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2010, 11:48:44 AM »
It doesn't show any errors, it just doesn't work. Once i am actually installing the driver though, it says it is already installed.

Sounds like some sort of configuration error.

If I got a Bluetooth UART, would that work or would I still have to have the driver?

As far as I know, you can't program through the Bluetooth USARTs, because flow control doesn't match up.  You may want to try xBee: others have had success with that.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2010, 09:53:44 AM »
As far as I know, you can't program through the Bluetooth USARTs, because flow control doesn't match up.  You may want to try xBee: others have had success with that.

Would http://www.robotshop.com/technological-arts-xbee-usb-board.html work?

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2010, 12:38:36 PM »
I am still unclear on your problem . . . I need to know more details on what you are doing, and the errors you are getting, for me to help you. Tell me exactly and in detail what happens when you follow these steps.

follow these steps:
1) use Vista 32 bit, NOT in Wine
2) plug your Axon into USB
3) go into device manager and uninstall the driver for your Axon
4) unplug your Axon from USB
5) install the Silabs driver
6) plug your Axon into USB
7) a wizard should appear asking you to install something - read the instructions carefully
8) open up Device Manager, and tell me what you see in the Ports section

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 02:04:37 PM »
My problem is: I followed all of those steps, but a wizard never appeared asking me about the device. It just shows up as Unknown Device in hardware manager.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 02:42:24 PM »
It honestly sounds like something is wrong with your computer, and/or a driver incompatibility. It's outside of my ability to help you . . .

Go here:
http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/usb/Pages/default.aspx

At the top is a button that says 'Support'. You'll see several options to get further help on the CP2102 USB adapter.

sorry!

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2010, 07:34:43 PM »
Can I send in my Axon for a different one? I have tried it on 5 different computers and it always showed up as "Unknown Device"

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2010, 08:54:47 PM »
Just one more thought . . . I once had the USB cable actually fail on me, so if you can find another try swapping it out and see what happens.

Beyond that, I'll send you an email.

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Re: USB Driver does not work for my Axon
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2010, 02:15:58 PM »
I tried that and it didn't work.

 


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