1) Before you plug in the USB to Serial adapter for the first time, make sure you install the driver.
To determine which driver to install, take a look at the USB to Serial adapter. There will be writing on it.
If your USB to Adapter says "HL-340" on it as shown below:
Install this driver if you have Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
If your USB to Adapter says "HL-2303" on it as shown below:
Or it looks like this:
Ignore the driver CD that is included in the package.
If you are not sure if you have 32-bit Windows or 64-bit Windows, you MUST check with this link:
2) Connect the Serial Cable or USB to Serial adapter to the Boost Box Serial Port and to your computer.
3) Turn your key to the "on" position.
4) Install the Boost Box software above. It will install a shortcut to your start menu. It will also install any other required files, such as the .NET framework.
5) Start the program from your start menu and click read. Follow the remaining setup instructions in the Boost Box User's Manual.
6) If you have difficulty connecting to the Boost Box, make sure you have selected the right com port and the USB to Serial drivers are installed properly.
You can be sure you have the right com port by doing the following. Close the software, unplug the USB to serial adapter. Open the software and note all the comm ports that are listed. The correct one will not be any of these. Close the software again. Reconnect the USB to serial adapter to the computer. Restart the software. The new comm port that shows up will be the right one. If no new ports show up, then you need to install or reinstall the driver for the USB to serial adapter. The driver is available at the top of this page.