Shimano E-Tube with a Mac

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Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

Anybody successfully used an SM-PCE1 with a Mac? I run VirtualBox on my Mac for WKO and downloaded the E Tube software but it won't recognize the SM-PCE1 so I can't update the Ultegra Di2. The computer recognizes the device when I check the port but it E Tube won't recognize it. Any help would be appreciated.
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc = (weight unknown)
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc = (pending)
Sold: Ridley X-Night Disc = 7.80 kg | Ridley Noah FAST = 6.86 | Ridley Fenix = 6.74 | Raleigh HiLife = 7.46 | Fuji SST = 7.34 | Van Dessel FTB = 7.58

sungod
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by sungod

try installing vmware fusion - there's a 30-day free trial so it won't cost anything - i've found this works well with usb devices

but some usb devices/windows drivers seem to go through a few connect/disconnect/connect cycles during device detection/initialiaztion, ones that do this can be a real pain to use with a virtual pc unless you can configure the usb port to be dedicated to the virtual machine rather than arbitrated/prompted for on each connection

asv
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by asv

I would second the recommendation for VMWare Fusion. It works well with all USB devices, I use it everyday for my job. I wont be able to test the shimano di2 usb dongle with it till my bike arrives.

Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

Thanks for the feedback, I'll check out VMWare Fusion. The odd thing is that I've never had a problem mounting the Garmin or a USB memory stick for uploading files in WKO and the if I check the drive while in the virtual machine it recognizes it but it's like it won't mount completely. May try to find a PC to hook it to to validate that it's not the dongle itself.
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc = (weight unknown)
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc = (pending)
Sold: Ridley X-Night Disc = 7.80 kg | Ridley Noah FAST = 6.86 | Ridley Fenix = 6.74 | Raleigh HiLife = 7.46 | Fuji SST = 7.34 | Van Dessel FTB = 7.58

Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

Tried VMWare Fusion and it worked, thanks guys!!
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc = (weight unknown)
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc = (pending)
Sold: Ridley X-Night Disc = 7.80 kg | Ridley Noah FAST = 6.86 | Ridley Fenix = 6.74 | Raleigh HiLife = 7.46 | Fuji SST = 7.34 | Van Dessel FTB = 7.58

joeveloski
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by joeveloski

I got the SM-PCE1 device to work with a Windows 7 guest running in Virtual Box running on Mac OS X Sierra host. At first it didn't work and that's how I found this thread.

After trying a few setup changes, I got it to work by:

1- Enabling USB 2.0 (you need the VB Extension Pack of the same version of VB).
2- Creating a filter entry in the USB settings to make sure the Windows guest always captures the PCE1.
3- 1 and 2 were not sufficient.
4- In the guest settings again, I then enabled COM1, COM2 and COM3 in the Serial Ports tab. That step made it work.

I assume it's because the SM-PCE1 uses a USB-to-Serial Port converter and manually enabling the COM ports seems to help the Windows guest to allow the e-Tube software to see it.

Aeo
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by Aeo

Thanks, joe. Got it to work

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