programming a nano clone using a serial adaptor

cn anyone ponit me in the correct direction to program a nano clone

i have a rs232 ttl adaptor
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAX232-RS232-Serial-to-TTL-Converter-Board-PIC-Adapter-/221040604241?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item33770bf451

the connections are

vcc
gnd
rxd
txd
rts
cts

the nano has

vcc
gnd
rx1
tx0
rst
dtr

what type of board do i select when i try to program ? just a nano ?

A real Nano clone has built in FTDI USB serial interface, nothing else required to upload to it. You must have something different if you need to use an external USB serial cable/adapter? Do you have a link to the board you own?

hi this is the nano clone

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350892355143

very cheap and ok when you dont need usb

however i didn't think about programming it !

Gadget999:
hi this is the nano clone

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350892355143

very cheap and ok when you dont need usb

however i didn't think about programming it !

Very misleading and inaccurate title on that unit. It is a pro-mini clone, not a Nano clone. They should not even have the nano in the title or description. A pro-mini board does need either an external serial module or a ICS hardware programmer, but unless your PC has a true RS-232 port I don't think your serial adapter will work.

Here is what a Nano clone looks like, note the micro USB connector.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-USB-Nano-V3-0-ATmega328-5V-Micro-controller-Board-Arduino-compatible-DK-/281260870637?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417c744bed

This is not a "Nano" (clone); the somewhat misleading reference is to suggest it can be used as an alternative to a Uno or Nano.

It is a Pro Mini - clearly stated in the description, and therefore to program it you choose "Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (5V, 16 MHz) w/ ATmega328" because - that is exactly what it is!

The interface connections on it are not what you describe, they are DTR, TXO, RXI, VCC, GND, GND, and they connect in turn to RTS, RXD, TXD, VCC, CTS, GND on the RS232 converter.

Now the fact that you have specified a RS-232 to TTL converter rather than a USB to TTL converter indicates that you actually do intend to connect it to a genuine RS-232 port on a PC rather than a USB port, which is quite OK, but in which case you will have to power up the Pro Mini via either its Vin with 9V DC, or via the Vcc with a fully regulated 5V supply - in order to program and operate it.