changing com port for winmodem?
Anybody know a way to force a winmodem to use a com port other than the default in win98?
Right click on My computer then (properties)+(device manager)then modems.find your modem and click on resources.then unclick auto settings.Then find a setting with no conflicts.You might have to do this a few times till you find the port you want.Also dont forget to change your new port on all your internet connections
thanks for the reply Cam99, device manager reports no conflicts with resources at all. This modem wants to use com3 which im assuming is being used by something else. I need to find a way to switch it to say com5 or something....any ideas?
figured it out....changed some settings manually even though they werent conflicting. its still on com3 but it works. thanks again Cam99 for your help.
i was reading this post, so i decided to try and change my com port, but it didn't work. i know (think) that i have new com settings, but it is the same port.
do you know how to exactly change the port? is it one of the specific settings? i was hoping to change it to Com1, but (though i don't think anything is there) it says that there is something there. i am a bit clueless as to what this may be.
(and BTW, if i get no response here, socalgal, i'm gonna put it into a new post. just so you know in advance. )
i have yet to see a winmodem that will work on com1, usually the windmodems have to be on a virtual com (3 and up...), the only modems i have seen work well on com1 or 2 are hardware modems.
usually removing and letting windows reinstall teh modem will put it on a com port where it will work ok...
I believe a winmodem will use com1 or com2 if you disable them in the bios first.
dmcnamar is correct ... disabling com1 or com2 in BIOS (and checking to be sure that they are non-existant in the device mangler in safe mode) will allow a winmodem's virtual com port to set up on com1 or com2.
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