Once the cable is plugged in, expand the USB controllers section and find your cable. This interface works with most diagnostic-capable VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda models from through but does not work with any model requiring a direct CAN connection for diagnostics. It should look like this: You’ll need to plug your Ross-Tech cable in for the rest, but you don’t have to be at your car to do this, so you can do so pretty much anywhere if you want. From here, you are done and ready to use your Ross-Tech cable for whatever you wish, whether it is VCDS or something else. The USB standards do not allow for passive extension cords! This is going to require that you are at least somewhat familiar with navigating around Windows.

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It should show “Port Status: We cannot offer any support for third-party software, nor any guarantee that it will work correctly with these drivers.

USB Universal Serial Bus – Ross-Tech – Ross-Tech HEX or KEY USB Interface Drivers Download

Uninstall any other VCDS versions, if present on computer. It will pop up and default to the A: We’ve found no real pattern why it does on some systems and not on oe.

If you own this kind of version, know half of it’s functions don’t work. This will open the driver properties, and if you’ve been here before, you’ll notice a new tab. Unzip the contents of the download into a new folder. Open up Device Manager, either by itself or through the computer management console.


When you get below message, choose ” Install this driver software anyway “. From here, you are done and ready to use your Ross-Tech cable for whatever you wish, whether it is VCDS or something else. It should be fixed now.

Ross-Tech: VAG-COM: USB Driver Installation

Be sure to accept anything about installing the driver, assuming you downloaded them right from Ross-Tech as directed. Make sure it says: Basically need to launch VCDS software via extra file: Instead, you want to pick the driver from your computer.

We do not have any Jey drivers for Windows 98!

The driver will show up in the list, and you’ll just select it and go. Read golden rule above?

Ross-Tech Ross-Tech HEX or KEY USB Interface – two ways of downloading and installing the driver

The cable on this interface is about 6 feet long — just right for most laptops. I have no plans to begin supporting people with this process either, but if something needs clarifying, I will gladly take comments to improve the guide for others.

You may be prompted about installing the driver. Acts as a “dongle”. In this case, disconnect cable. This is being displayed on Windows 10, but the process should be similar, if not identical, on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Leave cable connected to computer. If it ross tech hex or key usb interface, this will be a little more difficult, but not much. With an interface plugged in, find it in Device Manager, right-click it, and select Update Driver. This article was not helpful.


VCDS should continue to work fine with these drivers installed. Assuming you’ve read and understand all of the above, you can download the “Virtual COM Port” drivers here: The USB standards do not allow for passive extension cords!

Install & Setup Ross-Tech VCP Drivers – imnuts

Select this, then click next. Ross-Tech is not affiliated with the Volkswagen Group in any way. This also shouldn’t have any effect on the usage of VCDS, as it should work as normal. It can be used with Windows 98, ME, orbut performance may be somewhat degraded by using an OS other than Windows XP and compatibility ross tech hex or key usb interface “difficult” control modules isb be reduced.