I have a Pentium III Dell Latitude laptop running W2K which does not have a serial port on it. It does have a USB port. I have a piece of equipment (an LXD75 telescope) which has a serial port plug that can be connected to a PC through the serial port. I bought a serial port to USB port cable, but it seems that the PC doesn't see the COM port. I know the scope works because it works with the desktop which does have a serial port.
I cannot see any COM ports under device manager/ports.
I can see COM1, COM2 & COM3 if I go in through the add printer wizard.
How can I get this laptop to undertsand that COM1 traffic should go through the single USB port?
Heck, how can I create a COM1 port so it'll be seen by the device manager program?