When I Install NI VISA Does It Also Install the NI 488.2 Driver

Updated Dec 7, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • GPIB Cable

Driver

  • NI-488.2
  • NI-VISA

Issue Details

I'm using a GPIB device, and installed NI VISA, but I am seeing the following error/message:

Error: Windows does not have a driver associated with your device

I made the assumption that when I install NI VISA it would install the 488.2 driver as well. Was I wrong and what is the latest version of it that I should use? 

Solution

Anytime you are working with GPIB devices, you need to have both the NI VISA and 488.2 drivers installed . It is important to install both of these drivers before adding new GPIB devices so that Windows can recognize them.