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Old 02-06-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy no com1 what to do.

i only have com3 on my laptop. do i need a usb adapter or is there a way around this.

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Old 02-06-2006, 02:22 AM   #2
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Do you have a serial port (nine pins, 5 on top, 4 on bottom)? if not, you will need a USB Serial Adapter.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #3
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You can change it. right-click on 'my computer' and goto system properties. Then find the button for "device manager". open up the thing that shows your ports. It will show the port 3 device. right-click and goto properties. In one of the tabs will be a place to change what "port" it is. Its as simple as that! I think I typed all of this right, it should get you in the ballpark.

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Old 02-06-2006, 10:43 AM   #4
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On a laptop, "Com 3" is typically the built-in modem.

More than likely, you will need to buy a USB to Serial adapter (example). This is nothing new, lots of people use/need them.
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