How do I change a COM port value?

Question

windows automatically assigned my modem to "com 4". I dont have a com 4. how can I change this com 4 to com 2?

Answer

This question was answered on September 4, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Unless you have jumpers on your modem that allows you to physically select the COM and IRQ for the modem, Windows is going to automatically assign it address values There isn't any real drawback to this unless you need to use the modem in a pure DOS environment The COM4 you mentioned is a virtual com port that windows uses whenever the modem is accessed

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Posted by Chester of University of Advancing Computer Technology on September 4, 2000