I have a Uno R3 from Asia from eBay. My computer recognizes the other genuine Uno R3 boards fine. With this knock off board I can never get a port and thus can not upload my sketch or use the Serial monitor ... anyone run into a similar problem? Thank you.
Most of the Unos on eBay use the CH340 USB-serial chip and you must install the driver for it: http://www.wch.cn/download/CH341SER_EXE.html
Thank you for the help! I will try it.
I just downloaded it and tried it... its all in Chinese and gave an "installation failure" error with no explanation in any language... I am sorry to bother you, but any other ways of doing this? Thanks again!
Got it to upload, thank you!