Silicon Labs CP2104 USB-to-UART bridge fails on Win10
I have 3 SG-4860’s and am very happy with them. Saying that, I goobered an upgrade and now cannot access via console port. I cannot reset using the reset button (fails to work)
When I purchased them, I received a Silicon Labs CP210x USB-to-UART bridge cable. Now that I have Win 10, I cannot find any driver to make it work. After a boatload of looking, I finally found the drivers:
The download will be : CP210x_Windows_Drivers.zip
This started as a plea for help, but since I found the answer I thought someone else could benefit from the info
Have you tried following this guide? https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/sg-4860/connect-to-console.html
Yes I followed the instructions. The problem was the usb cord was not recognized by windows 10 and I could not find a driver.
I finally found the location, downloaded and installed. Then I could connect via maintenance port fine. The issue was windows 10 did not recognize the usb - mini-b patch cable.
I was very worried I would not be able to recover the unit as the reset button did not work and I could not connect via cat5 due to a failed upgrade.
Thank you for the recommendation and link, even though I had used it previously, it was very thoughtful of you.
Sorry, I had to start from “did you read the documentation”
I’m glad you got it working!
No offense taken by your asking if I actually tried to read something besides a cereal box. I get calls frequently reporting something does not work, or “I can’t figure this out”……
Each time I start with some standard inquiries. Folks get hot when asked if their printer is on when they complain it does not work… and, oh my, who turned it off? I didn’t do that…
Thanks again for your assistance!