HELP ME - connection between mobile and pc

  marcus22798 10:37 23 Apr 03

No one seems tp be able to help...So i'm posting my problem again. cheers marcus

I have a siemens sl45 mobile phone, which has the ability to establish a "fixed" connection between my phone and pc. I was able previously to establish this link by connecting the phone to the modem socket (com3) on the back of my pc where I would usually plug in my external modem.
However, I have recently purchased a new pc which has an internal modem and therefore no longer has the com3 serial interface connection socket. I have tried setting up the connection on my new pc, but keep being told that a connection cannot be made as the sockets I am putting the data exchange cable into are not the right ones...So therefore as I don't have the com3 socket I don't seem to be able to set up the connection.

Does anyone out there have the same phone and might be able to point me in the right direction as how to overcome this problem...

cheers marcus

  Pesala 11:25 23 Apr 03

Presumably your PC has a COM1 port, in which case it should be possible to connect your phone to that, but you will need to change the port for the communication software from the default, which seems to be COM3. Look to see if there are any options or preferences on the software's menus.

Not much help I know, but at least it puts your question back to the top.

  marcus22798 12:04 23 Apr 03

there doesn't seem to be any way of changing the com selection. when istalling the software you only get the option of com3 and thats it....

  Big Elf 12:09 23 Apr 03

Would a PCI 2 port serial card help? click here are advertising them in the latest issue of Micro Mart for £15.28 although I can't track it down on the site.

  Big Elf 12:19 23 Apr 03

I've just looked in Device Manager (WinXP) and it appears you can change the port assigment by going into Properties, Port Settings, Advanced. I haven't tried it but that may work.

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