Here are the latest step by step instructions for installing a USB to serial cable plus identifying and changing your com port number. This works with all Windows operating systems.
The following procedure works with all of our cables including the Allen Bradley 1747-UIC, 1761-CBL-PM02, 1747-CP3, and 2711-NC13
1. To begin, click the start menu and type 'Device Manager' and click the Device Manager link.
2. Without your USB to serial adapter plugged in, your Device Manager should look something like below.
3. Plug your USB to serial cable into your PC's USB port. Chances are the drivers are already installed. Look for it to show up under 'Ports (COM & LPT)'. If it does, then note the COM number at the end of the description and proceed to the software you are using it in. If it doesn't show up under 'Ports (COM & LPT)' then proceed to step 4.
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4. If your cable does not show up under 'Ports (COM & LPT)' of the Device Manager then you need to install the drivers. They can be found in the PLC Cable Drivers section of our Drivers, Software, and Manuals page. Download them and extract the zip file to your PC.
5. Navigate to the 'Drivers for manual installation' folder and you will find two folders named CH340 and CP210.
6. Double click on the CH340 folder and you will find an EXE file in it. Right click it and select 'Run as Administrator'. Note that this will not work by double clicking the EXE file.
7. Now navigate to the CP210 folder and then to the CP210x_VCP_Windows folder. You will see two EXE files, one for 32 bit and one for 64 bit. Right click the one that matches the processor of your PC and Right click it and select 'Run as Administrator'. Note that this will not work by double clicking the EXE file.No the key switch or PLC mode does not matter to RSLinx or RSWho.
Usually when you plug in a new device through USB you hear Windows 'ding' as it detects the hardware. Are you getting that sound as you plug and unplug the USB cable?
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I have also had issues with Windows 7 and USB 3.0 ports. USB 3 is not natively supported in Win7 so the right drivers are critical. I've had machines that would see my device, but when I unplug it locks up the USB port. So plugging and unplugging had no effect. I had to reboot to get it to see the connection. I moved my machines to Win10 where USB 3 is natively supported and those issues went away.
Anyway....a couple suggestions.
- Try a different USB port. Avoid the USB 3.0 ports. Typically these are either blue or they are labeled as 'SS' for SuperSpeed. At least that's how Dell labels them.
- Delete your USB drivers from the Windows Device Manager. Go into the Device Manager and Universal System Bus Controllers and uninstall (don't delete files) any Intel or other branded drivers. Don't worry about the 'generic' or 'Root Hub', as they will delete automatically. After uninstalling right-click and select 'Scan for hardware changes' and those devices will all reinstall.
- Delete the Rockwell Automation USB CIP Device from the Device Manager. Plug the cable back in and it should reinstall.
- Do a Windows Update. New USB drivers may be available. If for some reason you did not have the proper USB CIP driver, Windows Update will get it for you.