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-====== Installing Tellstick Windows Drivers ====== 
-In order for NetHome to be able to communicate with the Tellstick transceiver,​ you must install drivers that make the Tellstick appear as a COM-port. These drivers are available from [[http://​www.ftdichip.com/​Drivers/​VCP.htm | FTDI]], but since the Tellstick device has its own product id, we must modify the installation files a bit so it also accepts this id as a serial port. Unfortunately this small change breaks the signing of the drivers which makes the installation a bit more messy. The instructions below are for Windows 7, but should work for all versions of Windows. 
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-The modified drivers are available in the NetHome-release under the drivers\windows\FTDI_VCP-folder. 
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-===== Installation steps ===== 
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-1. Open the folder drivers\windows\FTDI_VCP in the NetHome distribution and run the setup.exe file. 
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-2. Windows will warn that the drivers are not signed (twice), but choose the option to install anyway. 
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-3. Plug in the Tellstick in an USB port. Windows will find and install the Tellstick Serial Converter 
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-4. Open the device manager window. This can be done for example by typing "mmc devmgmt.msc"​ in the search field in the start menu: 
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-5. In the bottom section you will now see the Tellstick Serial Converter. Right click on it and select properties: 
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-6. In the "​Advanced"​-tab,​ check the "Load VCP" checkbox and press ok. 
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-7. Unplug the Tellstick and plug it in again. Windows will now discover the serial port and install the driver. In the Ports-section there should now be a serial port called Tellstick Serial Port. Take note which com port number it was assigned (COM8 for example) as this is the name you will use in NetHomeServer. 
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