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gharvey131

I have a macbook with OS Capitain and I'm having issues with the Arduino  plugin being downloaded. Also when I plug in my board using USB it doesn't register it.



ptnapivoski

Hello, guys.
Is there a reason to not provide updated drivers from FTDI?
The FTDI drivers included in Arduino IDE Installer are from 2011.
I installed updated drivers from FTDI and they work fine with my Nano.

Updated drivers: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm

pert

Hello, guys.
Is there a reason to not provide updated drivers from FTDI?
The FTDI drivers included in Arduino IDE Installer are from 2011.
I installed updated drivers from FTDI and they work fine with my Nano.

Updated drivers: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm
If were are ever to get official answer it will probably come here:
https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/6987
so you may want to subscribe to that issue (requires a free GitHub account) to get emails notifications for any further discussion.

As was mentioned in that issue, at one point FTDI released Windows drivers which "bricked" counterfeit FT232 chips by changing their PID to 0000 (commonly known as "FTDIgate"). My understanding is that they later released another driver which did not brick but occasionally injected a warning message into the serial communication stream. I'm not sure concern for owners of counterfeit FTDI chips would prevent Arduino from updating their drivers since the boards they sell will not have counterfeit chips but certainly this would be a problem for the Arduino community, who like to use the cheap clones with questionable chips.

A more likely explanation for the outdated drivers is that the old ones work and updating to new ones will take some effort.

ptnapivoski


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