Problems uploading to pro mini using ftdi232

hey i was trying to upload a code to my new arduino pro mini (328p,3.3v,8Mhz) by using FTDI 232RL USB to Serial converter but is giving me an error of programmer not responding what is the problem with it ???

"232" sounds bad. That might be a reference to RS232 which is a totally different voltage to what the Pro Mini uses for communications.

A "bare" FTDI converter is what you want. Not RS232.

MorganS: "232" sounds bad. That might be a reference to RS232 which is a totally different voltage to what the Pro Mini uses for communications.

A "bare" FTDI converter is what you want. Not RS232.

what u mean

I mean you might have the wrong type of converter.

What is the actual FTDI unit that you have? Can you give us a link to where you bought it?