Com Ports

Com Ports

Post by Dave » Sun, 30 Nov 2003 11:44:25

I recently upgraded to XP and my com port no longer works.
Any idea what is going on?

Com Ports

Post by lana » Sat, 28 Aug 2004 21:41:43

I need to have all my com ports activated in order to use
a device attachment called Magic Box I need my com ports
activated...I need a troubleshooter bad--frustrated, been
working on this many days...

Lana 608-825-6365


Com Ports

Post by PR » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 04:14:52

When installing my Bluetooth software, the com ports that the software set
up are com 12,13,14, when I look at what the others are used for I find

When I try to add a com port, the list shows me that com 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
are in use, but there are not.

How can I check and delete this ports?


Com Ports

Post by shb*NO*SPA » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:02:49

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 20:14:52 +0100, "PR"

With your gizmo installed, go to device manager and open the
propertys of comport 12 and click on the advanced button. In the
lower left is the comport drop down that has comports 1 thru 256.
open the list and scroll up to the comport you want to use, like
3. It may say it is in use (you say it isn't), but just ignore
the conflict warning and chose ok. Do the same changing the
comport 13 to comport 4, and comport 14 to 5. XP has a flaw where
it assigns a new comport number to USB comport port devices each
time they are plugged in. I assume this is a USB based gizmo.