I have a us robotics 56k faxmodem (internal). I use win98se.
I want my system configured such that my modem sits on com3 and I have com1 and com2 open on the back panel.
The strange thing is, the modem seems to move around. Sometimes it chooses com2, and sometimes it chooses com3. How does one control this?
Also, if I utilize the jumpers on the modem to force a particular com/irq arrangement, then windows no longer recognizes the modem. It detects it as "Unrecongizes hardware" or something like that.
What I'd like to know is how does the BIOS, windows, and the modem coordinate to determine such things as com ports and irq's?
Then, what control do I have to force a particular arrangement?