Cannot change Com3 settings at command prompt
Posted on 2006-03-23
System is XP Pro.
PC has (4) com ports. 1 & 2 are the standard integrated on mother board.
3 & 4 are via a PCI communications add in board.
Windows recognizes all 4 ports fine and I can change settings accordingly.
However, I have (4) barcode printers that use the command prompt
PRINT function. I can change Com ports 1 & 2 via the MODE command
at the C:> but cannot change ports 3 & 4.
When I issue the following:
mode com3: baud=9600 parity=e data=7 stop=1 xon=on
the response is displayed as:
Again, I can change ports 1 & 2 fine, but not 3 & 4.
Windows device manager shows no conflicts.
The main difference I see in the device manager is that
ports 1 & 2 show up as standard ports while 3 & 4 show
up as PCI.
Any thoughts? Thanks,