Are you looking to download drivers for FT232R USB UART.? In this guide, I have explained how you can directly download these drivers for your Windows computer. You have to visit the official website of the FTDI chip to grab the USB driver for your PC. Yes, I’m going to explain the manual process to download and install the FT232R USB UART driver.
As you are requiring the drivers for Windows computers, you need to specify the architecture first. It means the driver repository of FTDI has driver updates for all kinds of drivers. Usually, in Windows, we have 32-bit or 64-bit architecture. Depending upon what kind of architecture your PC has you have to download the driver accordingly.
Download FT232R USB UART driver for Windows
I have put up the website of the driver repository for the FT232R USB UART driver.
- Go to ftdichip.com/drivers/vcp-drivers
- Scroll down till you find a section that details the architecture and operating system
- Depending on whether your Windows PC is 32-bit or 64-bit download the driver accordingly
- The setup file for the driver that will be downloaded is usually a zip file
Installing the Driver
- First, you have to extract the driver executable file.
- Then double-click the downloaded driver to initiate the installation process.
- The Windows Device Driver Installation Wizard will open up.
- Click Next to continue
- Accept the Agreement by clicking on the radio button “I accept this agreement“
- Again click on Next and in no time the driver will be installed
- To complete the installation part click on Finish
NOTE: Keep in mind that the device must be physically plugged in after running the setup dot exe to complete the
There is another way to install the drivers.
- Just connect your device to the computer.
- Then go to device manager by pressing Windows +X
- under Other devices detect the connected device.
- All you have to do is right-click on it and select Update Driver Software
- Then Windows will search from the internet for available driver and install it
So, that’s the simple and easy method to install the FT232R USB UART driver on your Windows computer. I hope this guide was useful.