Dear Arduino users,
After trouble shooting for a couple hours i found out that my NodeMCu ESP8266 didn't show up in my com- ports (see image ).(Wemos is the manufacturer)
This ESP8266 module is connected via a USB cable that goes in to the module with a micro-usb connector.
it is not broke because it sets-up a wifi network
The module says: Install CH340G drivers.(see photo)
When i do this it says: The drive is successfully Pre-installed . So i think it doesn't actually work properly. When i plug it in before, while installing, or after it won't work.
Because of this I can't upload a script via Arduino IDE. (i'm trying this GitHub - SpacehuhnTech/esp8266_deauther: Affordable WiFi hacking platform for testing and learning)
Maybe some of you came across this problem or know a sollution.
Gijs De Beunhaas
(Photo of the setup)
Well, have you installed the CH340G drivers?
It's not clear from your post - google will find you the drivers (ex, "ch340g windows driver" - or whatever your OS is).
Does anything show up in device manager?
Yes i installed it. But the following message shows op:
The Drive is succesfully Pre-installed in advance
This is the driversetup from the CH340G
That’s the engrish message it gives on installation (isn’t the translation beautifully bad?)
It should be detecting now.
Try using a different USB cable (there are a truly stunning number of bad cables in circulation, particularly if it’s micro USB (they sell “charging cables” which don’t run the data lines!)), and a different USB port.
If you’re trying to use it with a USB 3.0 port, try a USB 2.0 port if you have any; USB 3.0 has always had a backwards compatibility problem (some chipsets are much worse than others this way - I have one system that won’t even talk to a mouse or keyboard on the 3.0 ports (USB 3.0 stuff only), others that will happily talk to non-compliant VUSB hackjobs from the 3.0 ports)
Does device manager show an unknown device? Do you get the new hardware bing noise when you plug it in? Do you get a “device has malfunctioned” error?
Thanks for your reply.
I Tried a different cable and it worked!!
The cable I used came by a powerbank so it was probably only charing.
Thanks for all the help
Ah - yeah, the cables that come with powerbanks are normally charging only cables.