There are two ways to connect to the Promira Serial Platform: via USB or via Ethernet. No additional device drivers are required for using either method.

USB Connectivity

The Promira Serial Platform uses Ethernet over USB, which allows the host software to connect to the adapter via an IP address. To use this interface, connect the device to your PC with a USB cable and follow the instructions below to set up the connection on the PC.

For Ethernet over USB, the Promira Serial Platform is a DHCP server that dynamically distributes network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Connect Promira to PC with USB cable.

  2. After the device is connected to the development PC, Windows will automatically search for the appropriate RNDIS driver. To verify the drive is installed correctly, right-click on Computer and select Manage. From System Tools, select Device Manager. If the Total Phase Promira platform shows up with an exclamation mark, continue to the next step and install the driver.




    Otherwise, close this window, skip RNDIS driver installation in the next step and continue to the following step.

  3. Install RNDIS driver:

    1. Right-click on Total Phase Promira platform device and select Update Driver Software... When prompted to choose how to search for device driver software, choose Browse my computer for driver software.

    2. Browse for driver software on your computer will come up. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

    3. A window will come up asking to select the device type. Select Network adapters, as RNDIS emulates a network connection.



    4. In the Select Network Adapter window, select Microsoft Corporation from the Manufacturer list. Under the list of Network Adapter:, select Remote NDIS compatible device.



    5. The Total Phase Promira platform device is now installed and ready for use.



  4. From the Start menu, select Control Panel | Network and Internet | Network and Sharing Center.

  5. Select Change adapter settings on the left panel.

  6. Right-click on the USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget adapter, select Properties.


    Windows Change adapter settings window

  7. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4).


    Windows Network Interface Properties dialog

  8. Select Obtain IP address automatically and also select Obtain DNS server address automatically.


    Windows IPv4 Properties dialog

  9. Select OK and Close to dismiss the dialogs.

  10. In order to make sure it is ready or to know the IP address of the Promira Serial Platform, right-click on the USB Ethernet/RNDIS Gadget adapter, select Status and then select Details.... The IP address assigned to the network interface on the host PC is will be in the format of 10.x.x.x and is listed as the IPv4 Address. The IP address of the device will be at the preceding address. For example, the image below shows for the host IP address. The device address will then be This device address will also be displayed in the Control Center software and will be needed when connecting to the device using the API.


    Windows Connection Details

  11. Select OK and Close to dismiss the dialogs.