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Static COM port for USB device


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#1 athegn

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:51 AM

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I have a some software that uses a USB device, via COM ports, to operate.

My problem is that the COM port changes either at startup of system or software or, and this causes most problesm, during a session with the software.

The device is plugged into a 7 port USB hub; all on board USB ports are taken by other devices.

Any advice as to force a static COM port on this device please?



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:56 PM

Direct connection to motherboard USB port...seems worthy of an attempt.

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:27 PM

Thank you for your suggestion.

 

I will try to reconfigure the USB devices but those directly connected to the motherboard USB ports may need them; a Prolific serial to USB adaptor, two USB monitor connectors ( the pc has only one monitor port ) and the hub USB connector. The USB mouse and keyboard are connected to the USB ports on the front of the pc. There is a requirement for 8 USB ports on this pc, those mentioned plus a USB dongle to activate teh main software.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:35 PM

You could free up 2 usb ports going back to ps2 keyboard/mouse using usb/ps2 adapter. I got like half a dozen of them laying around. Or, you could free up 1 usb port getting a usb keyboard/mouse combo that uses one dongle. I know Microsoft has a models that do that.


Edited by technonymous, 24 November 2014 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the idea.

 

Will see what I have got in my loft.






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