Sorry if the nomenclature in the title is confusing... not sure how to word the problem.
Basically I'm trying to find a couple of things. First, I went to the FTDI website and found WM6 drivers to put on my PDA so I could read my Arduino boards. The driver went on fine but then the VID and PID wouldn't recognize so I added a few that I found in discussions on the matter. Still no dice with boards containing genuine FTDI chips but now my chinese Nanos suddenly work.
So my Nano now automatically shows up in a free COM port on my PDA but when I open a serial monitor program that I downloaded "Terminal CE", it shows a bunch of squares every 500 mS instead of proper characters. I figured ok the serial settings must be wrong or the wrong character set but all my settings were correct: 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, ASCII set (also tried Unicode) and still squares showing up. My only guess is that the FTDI driver isn't working with the chinese chip but then why am I getting a COM port and squares at the correct intervals? Weird.
Anyway, any insight into this OR a link to WM6 compatible drivers for the CH340G would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.