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Mac with parallels - Arduino Serial Port Greyed Out: Firefly Plug-in

Dear all,

I have been trying to use firefly for the first time but cannot get a serial port from the Arduino interface. Im using a Mac with parallels with windows 7 and cannot see the serial ports. How do I get past this?

Thanks for your help


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Is this your first time connecting an Arduino board on the Windows side?  You may need (although I'm not completely sure as I don't have a mac) to install the drivers so that Windows knows what board is connected.  You can find instructions on how to do this here:  After you have installed the drivers, the board should show up under the Device Manager as a specific COM port (take note of the COM number is assigns... probably COM3 if it's the first time).  Then you will be able to open the port in both the Arduino IDE and Firefly using this number.  I hope this helps.



Thanks alot andy,worked perfectly



Hi Luke, I haven't tried with parallels, but BootCamp + Arduino/Firefly has worked fine for me both on iMac and Mac Mini (Windows XP and Windows 7). /Mårten






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