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[aprssig] win98 port emulator

Robbie, wa9inf mwrobertson at comcast.net
Tue Jul 24 02:31:59 UTC 2007


Thanks Tom, but I had already explored the device properties and the 
"Advance" option does not show a port to change in Port Settings, :-( 
Just the option to change the buffers.

The operating system is Win98SE, and the GlobalSat GPS has a PS/2 style 
plug that plugs into a USB adapter. The output from the PS/2 plug is 
actually RS-232 and has the 5vdc wires as well.

So far I haven't found a way to change the port number assignment in 
Win98, which means I am restricted to port 10 capable software.

Of course, I could also use a DB-9 plug which would use up the only 
serial port on the laptop, :-(

Thanks,  Robbie

Tom Hayward wrote:
> Funny, it sent before I was finished...
> 
> You can change the number of a com port. Open Device Manager. Right
> click on the Com port you'd like to change. Click Properties. Click on
> the Port Settings Tab. Click Advanced. On the bottom of this window is
> a drop down menu to change the number of the com port. Change it, then
> click OK. You may have to reboot before this takes effect.
> 
> Tom KD7LXL
> 
> On 7/23/07, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us> wrote:
> 
>> I don't understand the connection to Win 98.
>>
>> I've used VMware to virtualize Win 98 before, you could do that.
>>
>> You can change the number of a com port.
>>
>> On 7/23/07, Robbie, wa9inf <mwrobertson at comcast.net> wrote:
>> > Is there an emulator for Win98 somewhere? A usb to serial convertor for
>> > a GlobalSat GPS unit continually mounts at Comm Port 10 and I don't 
>> know
>> > how to change that, help..
>> >
>> > Robbie
>> >
>> >
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