How to install FTDI drivers

Introduction,

In this tutorial I’ll show, how you can install FTDI drivers in your windows PC. Because when you try to install drivers using windows automatic driver installer it doesn’t seem to work as expected. So lets see how to do it manually.

Firstly download the driver.

Extract the drivers

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After downloading drivers, go into your download folders and unzip the driver files using Winrar or any other application.

Verify if FTDI is detected

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After which connect the FTDI into your computer. Then open the device manager and under the Other devices tab you should see it as FTDI 232R UART. If it shows up there correctly then follow the steps from “STEP 1” . And if it shows up as USB Serial Port. In that case simply follow the steps from “STEP 2”

Step 1: Installing First Set of FTDI drivers

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Firstly, Open the device manager, right click on the FTDI and click on Update drivers. Then click on Browse My computer for drivers and then just select the main Folder where you have extracted the drivers. And then hit ok, make sure Include Subfolder is ticked. And now click on Next and it will install first set of drivers.

Step 2: Installing Second Set of FTDI drivers

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Now disconnect you FTDI and reconnect in again back to your computer. And this time it will show up as USB Serial Port under other devices. So now again right click on it and select update drivers. Then again click on Browse My computer for drivers. And then just select the main Folder where you have extracted the drivers. And then hit ok, make sure Include Subfolder is ticked. And now click on Next and it will install the second set of drivers. Which is same process as first one.

If everything is done correctly, then the drivers will be installed and now you can use your FTDI without any problem.

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