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    Where is the com port on a laptop?

    A friend of mine has com port 1 listed in his device manager but does not have a physical com port on the back of the laptop. Is the com port connected to the pcmcia slot???

    He needs to use some communication software so can he use a serial port to usb adaptor and if so how does he tell the software that it needs to use the usb port instead?

    Thanks.

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    If the laptop has a built-in modem, then the software driver creates a "virtual" COM port.

    The USB-to-Serial adapter should have a driver that will do what is needed.
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