The only reason they don't work is people buy them blindly without knowing HOW TO WORK A PC.So you bought this off of ebay I assume? The problem is the cheap cables really are a crapshoot as to if they work. You also won't get the tech support from Ross Tech if there are problems. Hope you get it working but don't be too surprised if it doesn't.
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Ouch...not nice man. Did I accidentally sign on to Vortex instead of the org? :thumbsdn:The only reason they don't work is people buy them blindly without knowing HOW TO WORK A PC.
If you have no clue how to get into device manager and see which port you're trying to connect thought then give up now.
With the Vcds lite you can't run it in USB mode but need to run it in serial compatible mode and assign a com port that will work with the program. It's a bit tricky since Vcds lite will only work in a couple of Comm ports and you have to match it to your cable in order for it to work.Ugh. I know very little about computers, but can follow directions. Not sure how to figure if app (is that the same as program?) is in win XP mode. I'll look into that. I've downloaded the drivers from Ross Tech, but in following their directions, a window pops up that the item is not present in the unzipped file. Correct port? Ross Tech says to keep the USB button clicked. Default seems to be port 3. is that the 15 pin? My USB ports are 4,5, and 6. is their a USB to 15 pin connector? Correct version of VAG COM? I've installed the program that came with the device.
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Not nice maybe, but truthful.Ouch...not nice man. Did I accidentally sign on to Vortex instead of the org? :thumbsdn:
your info says you are in Jax. Al (scarabY2K here) and Cup are there along with Chuck (Chuckie here) and Manfred and a bunch of others on here. Maybe you can get together with one of them to figure it out? If they can't, maybe they know somebody that can? If I were up there I would come try my best to help you get it up and communicating. Unfortunately, I'm way down here in Tampa. Are you going to be at ToD in NC in May? I'll be there with my laptop, and a whole bunch of other helpful nb peeps will be there too.
Hope it works out for you...if not, hope it didn't cost too much.
Ross-Tech: FAQ Page 1Many generic USB<->Serial converters are unable to handle the baud rate and timing requirements that are demanded by some control modules using the VAG protocols.