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I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Mojave. Now I'm not able to connect to my Arduino board with ch340g usb-to-serial chip. It is a Arduino board with AtMega 328 and ESP8266 integrated. I downloaded the drivers from the Chinese website for the ch340 and also removed old installations, like some tutorials tell me. I just can't get a /dev/cu.* port (besides the /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port.

I do have an external FTDI usb to serial board. I didn't get to it to try to connect it.

Does someone know how to get the ch340 to work on MacOS Mojave, or as a last resort: use the FTDI to program/monitor the Arduino board?

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Ok, this is the solution for me:

remove all old drivers:

sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/usbserial.kext
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/usb.kext

Now reboot the computer.

And then (very important, because it took me 10 cables to find the right one) use a fully connected cable ;-)

Now I have these ports:

/dev/cu.wchusbserial1410
/dev/cu.usbserial-1410
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    Sven's answer is 100% correct the fully connected cable is what hung me up for a few hours. Took 6 cables to find the right one. – kave Dec 22 '18 at 4:36
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    What do you mean with "fully connected cable"? Is this a specific kind o USB cable or what? – Rafael Eyng Jun 3 '19 at 1:05
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    It is a USB cable with also the data lines connected. Most cables you get with phones and devices just have the +5 and GND connected so they don't pass data. – Sven Jun 3 '19 at 7:30
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this my problem too. i found these solutions

  1. mac-usb-serial app
  2. a topic in arduino forum

make sure delete old usb driver in these path
/Library/Extensions/usbserial.kext
and
/System/Library/Extensions/usb.kext


then install it again download link

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  • When I experienced this problem, installing the latest driver still failed, but when I removed the old drivers and did not install anything new, it worked fine. – jose can u c Nov 2 '18 at 16:01

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