a virtual COM port on W7 64bit
Posted on 2011-05-06
I installed a software on my W7prof. 64-bit desktop (192.168.1.156) that is connected over the LAN to an IP-E101S Serial Server (192.168.1.151).
The software asks for a COM port at startup, hence the IP-E101S software (Serial-IP) allows me to first setup the Serial Server (this works and it is showing a status as ‘connected’ but the COM port is ‘not mapped’).
Next I have to install a virtual COM port utility on my desktop. However, when I do so, I get an error: “Error E0000235 in SetupDiCallClassInstaller(DIF_REGISTERDEVICE)”.
Apparently this is an issue because of my 64-bit system being incompatible with a 32-bit application (according to “Google”).
I already have 2 virtual COM ports on my system, because of another application (Blackberry) which DID manage to setup the COM ports … so it should be possible.
My question is: What is the best (free) utility to install a virtual COM port on my W7 64bit desktop that I can assign to the Serial Server?