I have looked for a resolution trying to avoid being chastised for asking to be spooned-I'm not new to the internet, forums, or hardware/software issues, but this has me stumped.
I bought a clone Uno.
Downloaded and installed the software.
Wrote the blink sketch.
Among other faults, I get the unable to find tiny URL, etc.
I've tried to download drivers.
I can only see COM3 which I understand cannot be my device.
I've tried 32 bit Win7 and 64 bit Win7 machines with no difference.
I'm trying it on a MacBook Air now with no difference.
One thing that confuses me (amongst the many) is that I read where the red LED should flash under certain conditions-like pushing the reset button on the board. My red LED remains lit continuously but the green one flashes at about one Hz (estimated). When the reset button is pushed, it flashes quickly for a second and then returns to its annoying one hertz flash rate.
Based upon the lack of a flashing red LED, I suspect the boot loader is missing, but I believe I still have com port/driver issues.
And yes, I apologize for yet another newbie asking the same questions as have been asked so many times before.
edit:Is there a mechanism by which I can confirm communications with the board?