3 years, 4 months ago.

FRDM-K64F: How to install serial driver without being logged in mbed

Hi,

I am making a prototype using the FRDM-K64F eval board. I am using the serial port communication to get the data out though the USB port. I'm the software designer taking care of the source code on mbed compiler, but I would like to know if it is possible to install the Windows serial driver without being logged in https://developer.mbed.org/. I made a first attempt today on another PC than mine, and without being logged on mbed, it seems as the driver was not installed properly: https://developer.mbed.org/handbook/Windows-serial-configuration.

I would like to have a procedure that someone can use to install the serial port driver to use my prototype without accessing my account on developer.mbed.org, it is possible?

Thanks,

Sylvain

1 Answer

3 years, 4 months ago.

Hi Sylvain,

You do not have to be logged in to download the serial driver. If you just go to https://developer.mbed.org/media/downloads/drivers/mbedWinSerial_16466.exe it will download immediately, also when not logged in...

Hi Peter,

I'm not referring to the download but rather to the installation of the driver. When I first attempt it, it did not succeed when I was not logged in. Then I logged in and reinstall it and then it works...

Thanks,

Sylvain

posted by Sylvain Lizotte 11 Aug 2016

Hi Peter,

So I found the problem, you must run the installer twice on a new device when installing it the first time. Then if you need to add additional devices running it once is ok. But the first time, the first run is not successful.

Thanks,

Sylvain

posted by Sylvain Lizotte 21 Sep 2016