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Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 8:55 am:   

I have a 1.3gig Pentium 4 with Windows ME and a 56k modem. The problem is, I've just got a program which configures COM ports 1 & 2 but not COM3. I was wondering if there's a way to change the COM port my Modem uses from COM3 to COM2. There is nothing on either COM1 or 2 so they're free. Thanks for your help.
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2002 - 6:51 pm:   

It would help to know what type of modem you have as well as what the software is looking for , a hardware based modem or the actual comport built onto the mainboard....
Nick Sayce
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 9:27 am:   

Sorry, it's a PCTel HSP56 V.90 internal modem. It's using COM3, which if I'm right, isn't one of the COM ports you can see from the back of the PC, it's one the computer has made sepcifically for the modem.
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 1:28 pm:   

Most HSPPCTEL modem software comes with a setup utility that will let you select the comport you want it installed on, this usually means that you have to make sure that comport 1 and 2 are NOT enabled in bios and removed from windows control panel hardware manager.
Nick Sayce
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2002 - 5:42 am:   

I don't think mine came with any setup utility. Where would it be located? There is a country selector thing, but that's about it.
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2002 - 9:01 pm:   

It's up to the manufacturer of the modem to include the software. If it isn't available through them than your only recourse is to find a modem you can change comport.
Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2003 - 5:02 am:   

my computer dont turn on (monitor) and this is a problem and i check card grafic and it isnt problem.

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