If your Windows Security Settings policy is “undefined’ you may need to set it to “warn” to be able to continue. Early in their development, we found a number of technical advantages to using a “direct” USB driver which bypasses the Windows Serial drivers entirely. Instead, you want to pick the driver from your computer. Other than that you should be good to go. Right click on one, or the only one, and select properties. It will pop up and default to the A: In the new window that comes up, you can select a new port number with the COM Port Number drop-down list.
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If you have issues with whatever program you’re using outside of VCDS, one option to try, assuming you’re using the proper port, is to uncheck the option in VCDS to boot in intelligent mode. Click on the Ysb tab which is new.
These instructions are tecg Windows XP. If the new Hardware Found Wizard popup does not appear when you plug in your interface, go into Device Manager and look for the interface. Assuming you’ve read and understand all of the above, you can download the “Virtual COM Port” drivers here: Of course, the same would apply with a serial interface as well.
Early in their development, we found a number of technical advantages to using a “direct” USB driver which bypasses the Windows Serial drivers entirely.
Other than that you should be good to go.
Right click and select Update Driver Software If more than one item is listed, you’ll need to find the correct item. You’ll need to bex your Ross-Tech cable in for the rest, but you don’t have to be at your car to do this, so you can do so pretty much anywhere if you want. This also shouldn’t have any effect on the usage of VCDS, as it should work as normal. The supplied cable has a proprietary screw locking mechanism, but it can be replaced temporarily with a standard USB-A to USB-B “printer” cable should it become damaged.
Click the [ Finish] button to complete the installation. If it isn’t, this will be a little more difficult, but not much. Be sure to accept anything about installing the driver, assuming you downloaded them right from Ross-Tech as directed.
Genuine Ross-Tech VCDS HEX-USB+CAN (Unlimited # of VINs)
The cable supplied with this interface is about 6 feet long — just right for most laptops. The information below is not well detailed anywhere that I have been able to find. Ross-Tech is not affiliated with the Volkswagen Group in any way.
I have no plans to begin supporting people with this process either, but if something needs clarifying, I will gladly take comments to improve the guide for others.
However, there are some HID power management quirks in 8. Interfaces purchased from our authorized resellers must be registered within uses to remain functional. We sell also a 3-ft OBD extension in our web store that lets you keep your diagnostic tool connected and away from the driver’s feet and legs. Registration is accomplished on-line using a utility supplied with VCDS. If it is, you selected the right one. Once the cable is plugged in, expand the USB controllers section and find your cable.
Click the [Test] button. However, product support is provided only to the original registered user. If you run into problems with this procedure make sure to try the suggestions in step 3feel free to Contact us while you are in front of your PC, connected to your vehicle. I’m not an expert, so if you have specific software questions, you should contact the company or person that created it via their preferred support contact means.
Ross-Tech is not affiliated with the Volkswagen Group in any way. If you get a Windows message stating “This hardware will not be installed.
Ross-Tech: HEX-V2 Interface
If you want to change the port, under properties for the port, go to the Port Settings tab, the click Advanced USB connection for compatibility with all modern laptops. We cannot offer any support for third-party software, nor any guarantee that it will work correctly with these drivers.
This can save you the cost and headache of having to buy and use a second cable.