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Installing the Arduino Mega Driver on Windows XP

Goal: Installing the the Arduino Mega device driver on Windows XP.

The automatic driver install process for Windows XP might automatically install a Microsoft Windows version of the Arduino Mega driver. This is not the driver LANforge expects. These instructions will guide you how through uninstalling an old driver and installing the new driver.
  1. Follow the link to the Arduino project to download the latest driver :Download Arduino IDE

    For more information see Installing LANforge Server on Windows

  2. Download the Arduino IDE zip file to your desktop. Use Right-click→Extract All... to expand the contents to a folder on your desktop. screenshot
  3. Connect USB cable from the Attenuator to the PC
  4. Click Start→Control Panel and choose the Add Hardware option. screenshot
  5. In the hardware list page, select Add a new hardware device, and click Next

  6. Select the Install the hardware that I manually select option, and click Next screenshot
  7. Select the Ports (COM & LPT) option, and click Next screenshot
  8. Select (Standard port types) option, then Communications Port and then click Have Disk... screenshot
  9. Click Browse screenshot
  10. Navigate to your Desktop\arduino-1.8.9\drivers folder, and click Open screenshot
  11. Click Next screenshot
  12. Click Next screenshot
  13. Click Continue Anyway screenshot
  14. Click Finish screenshot
  15. You should not need to reboot your system in order to run the Attenuator
  16. For LANforge to recognize the new attenuator, restart the LANforge server on the machine that has the attenuator connected. On Windows, close the LANforge server CMD windows and then restart LANforge with using your desktop icon.

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