Serial port problem- can't see assignments

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  1. eaglescout1984

    eaglescout1984 New Member

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    So, I am trying to get an Arduino board to connect to my Windows 7 machine. However, after installing the drivers, I can't see which port it is assigned to. There is no "Ports (COM and LPT)" listed in the device manger, and if I bring up the properties for the device it does give me location "Port_#0001.Hub_#0004"
    However, COM1 is the default, and that doesn't work and if I try to place "Port_#0001.Hub_#0004" or just COM4 as the Port, it still doesn't connect. How can I figure out which port this is assigned to?
     
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    I tried all that. But it seems it assumes you can view port assignments like you can in XP and Vista. Which is why I'm posting this on a Windows 7 forum, because I have no idea where the traditional port assignments are.
     
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    Control Panel>System>Device manager>Ports (com & lpt)

    If you don't see anything there click view and than hidden devices.

    If not showing there than they may be using a propriatary device manager, or WIN7 is not installing the drivers correctly. devmgr.
     
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    Yeah, that did the trick. You gotta love these security features that make it hard to do anything with your computer.
     

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