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First of all thanks for all the useful information on this forum.

I recently bought a Hornet-UB board and I am trying to flash it using the instructions here: http://wifipineapple.com/?flashing

I don't have a Alfa console board, but I bought this

I'm a bit confused about the environment used in the tutorial video. It shows device manager settings so it's plugged in to a Windows machine, right? But then it switches to Backtrack and connects to serial port via Putty. So is it a different machine, a VM running under the host machine?

Also when I plug in using the USB UART adapter (I bought this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AFRXKFU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I hope it is correct) it appears under Other devices as "CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller". Do I need to install a driver or something so that I can access under ports section?

I hope a nudge in the right direction would help a great deal.


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Thanks guys.

@Mr-Protocol: Yes, I was referring to your video. Since I was stuck at the beginning I didn't watch all of it and thought they were taken from different machines. Sorry about the newbie error

@khaotic57: Thank you (and Tyler) for the video.

I downloaded the drivers from here: http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx

and now all seems to be fine.

Now I can play around with it, let's see how it's going to wind up.

Thanks again.

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Even though that video goes into backtrack to use putty, I have been successful following this tutorial on W7, with a UART adapter from amazon that has the same chipset as they are now selling on the hakshop

It does not go into backtrack to use putty. Is it that confusing for people? I took the wallpaper from backtrack to my Windows machine. Look at the theme the windows use. Also all the other tools used are Windows tools. Cmon folks, attention to detail.

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