Windows 10: Legacy equipment using COMM port

Discus and support Legacy equipment using COMM port in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Many of my customers now use a USB Gear to enable use with USB converter to RS-232 COMM port. I have always set this up in device manager under PORTS.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by WilliamDoenges, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Legacy equipment using COMM port


    Many of my customers now use a USB Gear to enable use with USB converter to RS-232 COMM port. I have always set this up in device manager under PORTS. MS eliminated it in the listing of devices on the latest PCs. Previous suggestion to find legacy under Action, they now just give Help. No luck there. Am I finally out of luck with the converter?

    :)
     
    WilliamDoenges, Sep 17, 2018
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  2. BobWZ Win User

    Comm ports

    Hi - I have a marine navigation system that will only work on COMM port ONE or TWO.

    On Windows 7 I have Franson GPS Gate 2.6 doing the virtual comm port job for me.

    The question -

    1) Is Window 10 still using virtual comm ports?

    2) If so does anyone know of a virtual comm port manager like the Franson type gate that'll work with Windows 10 cus Franson won't.

    The critical thing is that my GPS Navigator will only work on Port 1 or 2.

    Best regards and thanks in anticipation.

    Bob.
     
    BobWZ, Sep 17, 2018
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  3. Profilic USB-to-Serial comm port driver is not working

    Hi Chancel,

    To help us to determine as to why the Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port on your computer is not working, I suggest checking the status of the device in Device Manager. Here's how:

    1. Right-click the Windows key and select Device Manager.
    2. Expand the Ports (COM & LPT) category.
    3. Right-click on your Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port and click
      Properties.
    4. Under General, look for the Device status.

    You may also run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. This automated troubleshooter will also help identify and fix issues that it finds.

    1. Navigate to Settings > Update & Security.
    2. Click Troubleshoot.
    3. Under Find and fix other problems, click Hardware and Devices, then click
      Run the troubleshooter.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Will be waiting for your response so I can help you further.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Sep 17, 2018
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  4. IggSter Win User

    Legacy equipment using COMM port

    How to factory reset Cisco 1700 Router

    Hopefully I can help you here....its a very common thing to happen.


    First, I take it you dont know the passwords for console access or telnet/ssh?

    I will assume that these devices belong to you.

    step 1. Plug a cisco console cable into a serial port on your pc
    step 2. Plug other end into Cisco console port
    step 3. Using hyperterm or putty or similar connect to the serial port
    step 4. boot router, and make sure you clearly can see the output (this confirms you have good serial comms)
    step 5. if this fails, adjust the comm port settings (9600, 8,1,n are the default)
    step 6. now you have to do the only hard part...send the break command:

    Break command list: Break Commands

    Go down the list and match your OS and SW and try the sequence suggested.

    If this fails several times do what I do: Install putty (free) and then to send a break so you can get into rommom just hit "ctrl-a b".
     
    IggSter, Sep 17, 2018
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