Solved Communication port

December 31, 2011 at 14:50:19
Specs: Windows Vista
where is the communication port in Vista? I'm using Home Premium and need to set my comm port to 128000 but can't find it. Device Manager doesn't have a Port tab, so where do I find it? I'm trying to get Pando to work better and was told that I need to change my comm port to 128000 and this will help not only Pando, but all of my internet.

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January 1, 2012 at 08:01:13
It is not Vista that is the problem, it is that modern computers do not have Comm ports so you cannot change the settings of something you do not have.

Stuart



#1
December 31, 2011 at 15:44:16
Do you physically have the COM port on your computer?

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#2
December 31, 2011 at 16:12:21
I have no idea. I can't see anywhere that says anything about ports. I went to Device Manager and there is no tab called Ports. I expanded every tab and still could not find anything for ports. i want to change the communication port setting to 128000 in order to surf better and to mainly get my Pando working better.

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#3
December 31, 2011 at 16:14:36
No, not in the computer, on the outside of the computer. The actual part of the computer you can touch and feel.

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#4
December 31, 2011 at 19:27:13
I don't know. What does it look like? And why would I need to go to the outside of my computer to change a port setting?

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#5
December 31, 2011 at 19:50:52
A Comm port is an RS232 Serial Port.

They usually comes with 9 pins in two rows but can be 24 pins. The Comm port is where an external dial up Modem is plugged into

A lot of modern computers dont have a Communications port because most of the functions of the Comm port have been taken over by USB ports.

http://www.carlmcmillan.com/Serial/...

Stuart


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#6
December 31, 2011 at 20:12:30
I have two ports on the back of my computer...one is blue with 15 pins, the other is white 24 pins.

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#7
December 31, 2011 at 20:14:49
The white one with 24 pins is the one I use to hook my computer up to my TV in order to watch my computer movies on the big screen of my TV. So, I know that port works, but how does that help me to reset my comm settings to 128000 in order to speed up my internet connection and make my Pando work better?

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#8
December 31, 2011 at 21:06:05
The port you plug your TV into is definitely not a communications port. The 24 pin will HDMI video and the 15 pin, VGA video.

If you cannot see one like the one described in the previous link then you do not have a communications port.

Stuart


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#9
December 31, 2011 at 21:16:01
I guess I don't have one on the outside of my computer then.

What do I do now? Give up?

Shouldn't I be able to change my port settings? I've had many different computers and could do it on all of them, but not this one. Seems very strange to me, but then Vista is a way different animal then the other OSs.


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#10
January 1, 2012 at 08:01:13
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It is not Vista that is the problem, it is that modern computers do not have Comm ports so you cannot change the settings of something you do not have.

Stuart


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#11
January 1, 2012 at 09:37:06
128000 is a non-standard setting for a serial port. Pando is a p-to-p file sharing program. Could the 128000 be a software port for a router?

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#12
January 1, 2012 at 10:51:37
Pando is an email program isn't it? What exactly are you trying to do? Do you have a dial up phone internet service?

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#13
January 1, 2012 at 18:44:11
Pando is a p-t-p file sharing program. I'm trying to get it to run better. I was told that if I change my settings to 128000, that would help. I was told to go to my device manager and look for the port tab, but I don't have a port tab in my device manager. I don't have dial up internet, I'm on broadband wireless through my cable company.

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#14
January 1, 2012 at 22:17:13
It is not communications ports you need to be looking at, it is TCP/IP ports and that is done through your router.

For that you need the routers manual and need to look up port forwarding.

Stuart


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#15
January 2, 2012 at 08:04:55
OK, now that we know you have broadband then we can say to forget this whole 128000 deal.

First thing I'd do is warn you of using ptp. It is full of malware and spyware and sharing some files can get you a big fine or worse.

To speed up your internet first try a wired connection to your router and go to a dsl speed test site.

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#16
February 9, 2012 at 15:33:16
My question would be this, can you buY a gadget to convert a comm port into a USB and plug it into the PC. ???

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