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Janhgm

@Pert

The issue is that I can not connect with this board because there is not a COM port assigned.
There is a driver installled as USB View shows.
There is also a device "Arduino Nano Every" reported in Windows "Device manager" but it is put under "Other devices" instead of "Port (Com&LPT)"

So there is something that does not work as I would expect.  No COM

Jan

Janhgm

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Dec 09, 2019, 01:05 am Last Edit: Dec 09, 2019, 01:13 am by Janhgm
@Pert

Ref:   https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=622763.msg4219297#msg4219297
Ref:   https://github.com/arduino/ArduinoCore-megaavr/tree/master/drivers

Reply from 8TWM:
"The INF file in those drivers you linked had only 1 thing labeled as mEDBG Virtual com port and it worked."

I read this as:
.INF file requires some patches as the github .inf file is older than the comment that a fix is required the fix is not included in the driver package and therefore it does not work.

Jan

pert

@Pert

Ref:   https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=622763.msg4219297#msg4219297
Ref:   https://github.com/arduino/ArduinoCore-megaavr/tree/master/drivers

Reply from 8TWM:
"The INF file in those drivers you linked had only 1 thing labeled as mEDBG Virtual com port and it worked."

I read this as:
.INF file requires some patches as the github .inf file is older than the comment that a fix is required the fix is not included in the driver package and therefore it does not work.

Jan
That discussion occurred in June. The Windows drivers for the Nano Every were added July 8: https://github.com/arduino/ArduinoCore-megaavr/commit/e2b3d6db73ae32e144068e20e6fea21ab04b99d5
And that was released in Arduino megaAVR Boards 1.8.3 on Jul 23.

pert

I just installed Arduino megaAVR Boards 1.8.5 on Windows 7 and when I plug in the Nano Every the device installs and then I get a COM port. So this isn't a matter of the driver supplied by Arduino being completely broken. It is something specific to your system.

ballscrewbob

Pics and links updated in all 4 nano sections.
Thanks for the heads up Per.
Had totally forgotten to account for the private area....mea culpa.

Bob.
 
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

Janhgm

@Pert, thanks for putting me on the right track ;-)

Problem solved.

Downloaded software, cat and inf file from https://github.com/arduino/ArduinoCore-megaavr/tree/master/drivers.
Installed the driver by running dpinst-amd64.exe
Installation needs a lot of time before it is finished. Be patient.


Reboot and connect Arduino board. 
Now it is seen by the Windows OS and board installation start

Device "Arduino Nano Every"  is now reported in Windows "Device manager" under "Port (Com&LPT)" and there is  a COM port assigned.

Note:
The driver is not updated when you only install or update megaAVR package inside the IDE but requires at least a fresh install of the IDE or manual install of the drivers from github ArduinoCore-megaavr.


Jan


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