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jim_l

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Ok first thing:

I recently bought a Dell Inspirion 6000(worst mistake of my life) and I thought it was coming with a COM port but it doesnt. So what I wanted to know is if I can install one or not?


Ok second question:

I have a FTA sat reciever(legal in canada) and I have been loading it fine with my old Pc which has a com port. But I want to start using my Laptop to load it. So I bought a USB-Serial cable. I pluged it in and Winxp loaded the drivers. After looking in the Device Manager I finally found it. Its under Human Interface Device called USB Interface Device. Now the software that I use to load my receiver only lets me select Com1-4 and not this port. So my question is how do I change this device to act under a Com port?
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Are you sure it doesn't come with a com port? they are pretty standard and come on almost all motherboards, even from cheapo Dell's. But to answer your question, no you can't install a com port they are soldered onto the board in a specific spot designed for them.

Sorry but I have no idea on your second question :tazz:
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Yup no com port..........pissed me off
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Acutally, now that I read it properly, laptops don't normally com with a com port.
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I'd check the manufacturers website's FAQ, maybe other people have had the same problem.
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