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I tried to execute the sms program from VB it gives an error saying invalid port number

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' Set up the communications port
MSComm1.CommPort = 1 ' Com Port 1

' Set for 9600 baud, no parity, 8 data, and 1 stop bit.
MSComm1.Settings = "9600,N,8,1"

' Tell the control to read entire buffer when Input is used
MSComm1.InputLen = 0

' Open the port
MSComm1.PortOpen = True

' Send an 'AT' command to the phone
MSComm1.Output = "AT" & Chr$(13) & Chr(10)
' The phone will respond with an 'OK'

' Set up the phone for a text message
MSComm1.Output = "AT+CMGF=1" & Chr$(13) & Chr(10)
' The phone will respond with an 'OK'

' Prep for SMS, give destination type and destination address.
' Enter the destination type and destination address to prep for SMS
' e.g. AT+CMGS="+2145551212",129
MSComm1.Output = "AT+CMGS= " & Chr(34) & _
    "+2145551212"" & Chr(34) & ",129" & Chr$(13) & Chr(10)
' The phone will return a'>' prompt, and await entry of the SMS message text.

' Now send the text to the phone and terminate with (Ctrl-Z)
MSComm1.Output = "This is a test. WOW! "
' The phone will respond with a conformation containing
' the 'message reference number' eg. +CMGS:

' Close the port
MSComm1.PortOpen = False


i tried to execute this program in  Nokia 6230 mobile which is connected to my computer. It gave an error Invalid Port number. whats the reason ? i tested with my nokia software , its running properly. only in VB its giving an error. I have connected the USB to first USBport. i have 4 USB port in my laptop, i am using WinXp Prof.
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You have provided an example for RS232 SERIAL COMMUNICATION, so unless your USB cable is a USB-2-Serial-Converter, then it is not possible.
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how to make it work do you have any idea. i have only USB cable. is there any way to send mesage to mobile using usb cable?
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how do i communicate to my mobile using usb cable
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Nokia 6230 has a software called 'PC Suite', this software include modem drivers, according to manuals, if you have installed drivers, you can use the phone as a standard SERIAL modem, but first have to look in Control Panel for serial number.

PS. USB numbering is not related to serial numbering.
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i have already installed this software. how do i find the serial number.i dont want to use that software. i want to write the code in vb, may be i can use the usb driver library file,but tell me how to use that as well.
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If you have correctly installed the software, then a serial port will be emulated, I guess. Launch 'Control Panel', pick 'Modems' Icon, and see the 'COMx' number in its properties.
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I am sorry for the delay, but i cant find the port no. in control panel i haave clicked the system icon's property. in hardware tab, device manager i clicked the ports, it doesnt show the nokia phone port, where can i find the port no of my nokia phone 6230 to send and recieve message.
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