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trewmte
(@trewmte)
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I have several progs that requires selecting a COM Port (1-8) to communicate with a reader but I want to use the USB on my test laptop (HP Compaq nx6125 using WinXP). I seem to remember I read (but I could be mistaken) somewhere that there is a utility that tricks a prog into using USB if in the prog the user selects COM Port 8.

I have searched google/HP/Microsoft with some results but nothing specific.

Does a utility like this exist?

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Posted : 01/02/2010 4:01 pm
douglasbrush
(@douglasbrush)
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Oh man - I have done something like that but it has been years…Let me see if the espresso kicks in and I can remember…

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Posted : 01/02/2010 5:24 pm
jaclaz
(@jaclaz)
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You need a virtual COM port driver.
http//www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
http//com0com.sourceforge.net/
http//www.eterlogic.com/Products.VSPE.html

Comfoolery
http//www.gpsaustralia.net/forums/showthread.php?t=261&page=1

http//curioustech.home.insightbb.com/xport.html

Of course, depending of what use you need, YMMV. wink

jaclaz

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Posted : 01/02/2010 5:24 pm
douglasbrush
(@douglasbrush)
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Jaclaz - fastest gun on the forum

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Posted : 01/02/2010 5:26 pm
jaclaz
(@jaclaz)
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Jaclaz - fastest gun on the forum

I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six links or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

wink

jaclaz

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Posted : 01/02/2010 6:45 pm
trewmte
(@trewmte)
Community Legend

Douglas and jaclaz thanks for your replies.

jaclaz (Dirty Harry) that was quick.

Appreciate your links, ftdichip was the only one I came across.

Send me your email and I will send to you one of the following

- SIM Reader (with trace file output)
- SIM Reader tester to see if your reader is working

A kind action deserves a good turn in response to it.

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Posted : 01/02/2010 11:42 pm
jaclaz
(@jaclaz)
Community Legend

Send me your email and I will send to you one of the following

- SIM Reader (with trace file output)
- SIM Reader tester to see if your reader is working

Thank you very much ) for your kind offer, but I haven't the faintest idea what to use any of those indeed nice tools for. 😯

Let's say you owe me a (virtual) beer.

jaclaz

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Posted : 02/02/2010 2:20 pm
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