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Win NT4 & COM port conflict

By kevinalexander ·
I have a laptop with NT4.0 installed and I'm trying to get a Palm Pilot installed to syncronize with the laptop.

The laptop has a built-in modem that uses COM port 1, and the connector to the Palm also uses COM port 1. Try as I might I can't getthe laptop to install and recognise another port, which means either the modem or the Palm link is inoperable.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Try This

by ong_matthew In reply to Win NT4 & COM port confli ...

As the modem is inbuilt , you cannot change the setting which comes with it. Also it depend on the hardware ,which may have only one com port .
The work around is to use the USB port and get a com port interface to use together with the USB cable .Let the system detect it and you could try to activate your palm on the other com port instead.

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by kevinalexander In reply to Try This

Many thanks, I will give that a try!

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Unable to Create multiple COM ports

by raymond_maynard In reply to Try This

I am as well having a problem with a particular Palm Pilot on a Windows NT workstation. The question is ...Is the actual installation in regards to creating a new COM port specific to the individuals users profile or is it system specific??????

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But oh...this, this is good!

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Win NT4 & COM port confli ...

Add an additional com port (com2) from Control Panel, Ports, using the default IRQ settings etc. and use the newly created com2 to connect to your palm. Your hotsync manager has the ability to change which com port to use.

Good luck!

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