computer not detecting my breadboard arduino connected through serial port (RS232 DB9 port)
the circuit connection can be seen in the picture
basically it is atmega168 rx,tx → MAX232 → DB9 female (pin 5 of db9 is grounded)
i have also connected a 1k ohm resistor between rx,tx and max232 (but it is not shown in the picture)
the chip i am using is ATMEGA168A-pu which has been bootloaded by my UNO (using optiloader)
i am sure the chip was bootloaded correctly as LED on pin13 blinks everytime i press reset
after making connections i connect the RS232 cable to my comp serial port but my comp does not recognize any external hardware!!
what should i do??
also there is not driver installation for arduino serial in the arduino folder (only the ones for the USB arduinos)
what should i do?
any help would be appreciated