I am not seeing a port become available when I plug in the esp wroom 32 dev board. When I connect an esp32 cam through the ftdi, there is the usual sound that the computer has recognized the board is plugged in, and then the port shows up in the arduino ide. I’m not getting the sound or the port showing up for the development board. Any help?
You don’t see any port on the Arduino IDE?
Read this troubleshooting guide, bullet 6: https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp32-troubleshooting-guide/
You’re probably not using an appropriate USB cable. It must have data wires. Charging cables (without data wires won’t work).