I recently received an Arduino Due as an xmas present and was trying to install the board driver on my laptop, however the laptop doesn't have any com/serial ports. When I connect the board I can see the green LED for power and the amber LED is blinking (i.e. it's trying to talk) but the serial monitor isn't working when I tried it in Arduino 1.5.1r2.
Should I install some sort of virtual Com/serial port driver to allow for driver installation? In which case do you have one to recommend? Or should I just use it through the native USB port? (I haven't tried connecting through the native port yet)
Forgive my ignorance as this is my first time playing with an Arduino. (yes it is plugged into the programming port, and yes I set the software to the right hardware/port)
Any help/assistance would be greatly appreciated. There is no popup in windows to install the driver and I cannot find the DUE in the control panel :(