Greetings! This is my first post here, and as a Netduino newbie I'm looking forward to learning and sharing.
I'm working on a Netduino project which includes a Dfrobot GSM/GPS shield. I've completed the obligatory 'blinky' application and can edit and deploy code successfully from Visual Studio across the USB cable to my Netduino 2.
I've now added the the GSM/GPS shield, and have hit a wall. Specifically, I'd like to use a Windows 8 terminal program to send AT commands to the GSM/GPS shield via the Netduino 2, but there are no COM ports (physical or virtual) showing in Windows Device Manager, so none of the terminal programs work.
Can the PC->Netduino USB connection be used for serial comms to the shield, or do I need a FTDI Serial 232 USB Cable to wire directly onto the shield? Is there a better way to accomplish this?
Of course, in time the Netduino application will be sending the AT commands to the dfrobot shield, but for now I'd like to 'play' a bit using a terminal program
Any help/suggestions gratefully received.
Netduino2.JPG 104.38KB 1 downloads