COM3 What or where is it?

  scales 17:44 07 Jul 03
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My modem says it it going through COM3 but when I list devices I only see COM1,COM2 and LPT1. So what is the modem using? Is there some sort of internal virtual COM for devices such as modems?

  Lú-tzé 17:52 07 Jul 03

Yes, a sort of "virtual" COM port created by the modem / windows connection. There may well be a more technical description, but that is the basis of it as I see it.

  graham√ 17:58 07 Jul 03

Please visit your ConsumerWatch post.

  scales 11:42 08 Jul 03

Looking in the config for the Modem on COM3 it says it uses FIFO buffers, what are they?

  -pops- 11:43 08 Jul 03

FIFO = First In First Out

  -pops- 11:44 08 Jul 03

As opposed to LILO or FILO or LIFO

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