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      08-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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No Ports In Laptop to Set Com1...?

Sup Guys,

Im really eager to begin coding. As i'm reading through the NCS_DIY.pdf it states to do the following In device manager;

a. Go to PORTS> double click on com1 > port settings tab > advanced
b. Ensure “use fifo uffers” option is marked and receive buffers and transmit buffers are both set to 8. Once that is finished press ok and exit all windows.

The device manager on my Dell Inspiron 1545 doesnt list ports. I added a post on the Dell forum and was advised that the ports entry is for parallel and serial ports, since the inspiron 1545 has neither, I won't see an entry for them.

However, im a bit confused because i have 3 USB ports on my laptop.

Has anyone had this problem? What was the workaround?

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