PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING MODEM CONFIGURATION

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO CHANGE MY MODEM CONFIGURATION TO CONNECT TO COM PORT 2, RATHER THAN 3.  IT SEEMS THAT THIS PC WAS CONFIGURED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO INSTALL THE MODEM ON COM 3 AND HAS BEEN GIVING ME QUITE A BIT OF TROUBLE....HOWEVER, WILL THIS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE BY CHANGING PORTS? INTERNAL MODEM, ROCKWELL HCF 56K SPEAKERPHONE PCI MODEM..THIS WHOLE PROBLEM STARTED WHEN I DOWNLOADED A DRIVE UPDATE FROM HP WHICH WIPED OUT THE OLD DRIVER BUT DID NOT INSTALL A NEW ONE..HAD TO USE MY APPLICATION RECOVERY DISK AND DO ALL KINDS OF MANIPULATING JUST TO GET THE MODEM TO FUNCTION..HOWEVER, I NOTICE THAT DEVICE MGR. DOES NOT LIST COM PORT #3, ALTHOUGH THE MODEM IS DEFINITELY INSTALLED ON THAT PORT.
RONIJACKAsked:
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TedSennCommented:
Internal or external?  PnP or Legacy (old)?
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RONIJACKAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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MrbreezeCommented:
The Com 2 is a legacy port and you probably won't get the HCF modem to work there. The COM 3 is a virtual port and it won't show up probably in Device Manager. You can see the port by going to
Start,Run and type in sysedit
Choose the Win.ini tab and scroll down the list till you find the entry
[ports] there you will find com 3 edit the line to say 115200,n,8,1,p and save it.
There may also be some settings you can make to the modem and your dialup networking setting to help it perform better.
                           Mrbreeze
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RONIJACKAuthor Commented:
DEAR MRBREEZE, OKAY, I RAN SYSEDIT....EDITED COM 3 LINE AS YOU STATED AND SAVED IT...STILL NOT BEING LISTED IN DEVICE MGR....BUT SINCE ITS FUNCTIONING, I GUESS ITS OKAY...THIS HAS REALLY BEEN WEIRD..THANKS FOR THE ADVICE.
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MrbreezeCommented:
It won't show in Device Manager but glad to hear it is working. Let us know if we can help further.
                       Mrbreeze
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OttaCommented:
Right-click on "My Computer".
Select "Properties".
Select "Device Manager".
Select the modem.
Click on "remove".
Select "Ports".
Click on "COM2".
Click on "Remove".
Close this window.
Shutdown Windows.
Turn the computer off.
Turn the computer on, and press DEL to enter BIOS-setup mode.
Find the setting to "disable COM2 port".
Exit from BIOS-setup, saving the changes.
The computer will reboot.
Windows will start, and will say "finding new hardware".
Since COM2 no longer exists, but COM1 does,
the BIOS's "Plug-and-Play" functions will assign 'COM2' to the modem, and will install the modem.

> WILL THIS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE BY CHANGING PORTS?

No.

> MODEM HAS BEEN GIVING ME QUITE A BIT OF TROUBLE....

Please supply details.
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RONIJACKAuthor Commented:
hmmmmmm, this is confusing...Mr.Breeze says that the HCF modem probably won't work on Com 2, yet following Otta's instructions will essentially reinstall the modem on Com 2.  Well, since the changing of ports won't improve anything, I better let well enough alone. :)
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femson7Commented:
So I guess you oughta give the two experts the points eh? Hehehehe
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RONIJACKAuthor Commented:
SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER TO ME!!!!
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OttaCommented:
> SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER TO ME!!!

RONIJACK, you can select the expert who provided the correct advice, and then select their "comment", and then you can "accept" their comment as an "answer", and thus award the answer-points to that expert.

So, pick an expert, and go for it, after verifying each expert's advice.
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RONIJACKAuthor Commented:
EXCELLENT ANSWER BECAUSE IT SERVES THE PURPOSE AND IT IS EASY AND LESS TIME CONSUMING TO DO...THEREFORE, I CHOSE THIS ANSWER OVER THE REST...EVEN THOUGH I AM CERTAIN ALL WOULD FUNCTION...MROTTA'S ANSWER WAS EXCELLENT ALSO, BUT I JUST DECIDED TO LEAVE THE MODEM ON PORT 3 SINCE IT WAS FUNCTIONING ANYWAY...THANKS TO ALL..
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