Hello all I am currently trying to upgrade to VEXnet 2.0 but I am having some difficulties. I have downloaded the file that is located here http://www.vexrobotics.com/wiki/index.php/Software_Downloads and I am following all of the procedures it tells you to follow in the instructions, and I found the folder VEXnet Firmware Upgrade on my computer, but when I click on it I get 14 different files that do not open the window I need to upgrade the firmware. My first guess is that I have found the wrong folder, but I can’t find another folder like that to upgrade the firmware. I am using windows 8.1 and if any one could help me I would be very grateful.
B. Operating Instructions for the VEXnet Upgrade Utility Tool for use with the Cortex Microcontroller and Joystick Units.
Install the VEX Programming Driver and VEXnet Upgrade Utility Tool on your PC if you have not already done so. Refer to Section C for the Installation Procedures.
NOTE: The VEXnet Upgrade Utility Tool 3.x or higher requires the VEX Programming Driver and will not work until the driver has been installed.
Open the Upgrade Tool – navigate to: “All Programs”, “InnovationFirst”, and then the “VEXnet Firmware Upgrade Utility”.
One of the following Windows should be displayed: “Connect a VEXnet Device” or “Programming Board Found / Please Unplug”.
I have not been able to do step two in this section of the instructions, because I have not been able to find the “InnovationFirst” file or the “VEXnet Firmware Upgrade Utility” file on my computer to update the firmware.
Alternatively, run command prompt as an administrator and type in
You’ll never need to worry about having to update/reinstall and having to fix it.
From what I understand, the issue is that the program uses this file, but it isn’t available in 32-bit operation (Firmware Upgrade is 32-bit). Windows can’t find the mscomctl.ocx and returns that error. By running the command above, Windows recognizes that the file exists in 32-bit operation.
Okay I got the 2.0 keys to work and thank you all for helping me trouble shoot my problems, but now I cannot download my code I am using an a to a cable and when I try to download my code to the robot another error message comes up and says, “Cannot communicate with VEX Cortex SlaveCPU. Master CPU communication is working.” Why does this message keep popping up when I try to download my code?