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Virtual Serial Ports

With Comport, you can create "virtual COM ports" and use "the virtual serial ports pool" in your system. A virtual serial port (VSP) appears to application software as a "standard" MS Window's communications port (virtually identical to an RS-232 port). Data may be written to VSP by applications, and data may be read from VSP as though it were a standard COM port. The VSP pool can be used to supply any software application with COM ports (e.g., this is vitally necessary on some modern notebooks that do not have physical COM ports at all). This feature is available after installation of the corresponding VSP driver included in the package. With the VSP driver installed, you can configure Comport to map TCP/IP Ports onto virtual serial ports as well as to physical COM ports. This allows MS Windows applications to generate or consume data to and from VSP as though the data were being processed by physical hardware.


Installing the Virtual Serial Port Driver

When you press the Virtual serial port button in the Comport window (with the VSP driver not installed), the following dialog box brings up:

Click Yes to install the VSP driver. After successful installing the driver, the following dialog box brings up:

Click OK to continue. To activate the VSP driver, you must restart your PC.


Configuring the Virtual Serial Port Driver

When you press the Virtual serial port button in the Comport window (with the VSP driver installed), the following dialog box brings up:

You can create a new virtual serial port in the pool by entering a port number in the COM edit field and pressing the Add button in the New virtual serial port box.

With the Restore after PC restart check box enabled, the added port is marked with the R suffix. This means that the port will be stored and loaded next session (so you will see it in the list).

To remove a virtual serial port from the list, highlight it and press the Delete button in the Existing virtual serial ports box.

The Refresh button allows you to restore the virtual serial port list to its initial (when beginning the session) state (after you have made some Add/Delete operations on the list).

Close saves your settings and applies them immediately.

After you configured the VSP driver, you can launch your software applications to use the settings. For example, you could configure Comport as "connected" to virtual COM6 and configure the VSP driver with the COM6 port in the Existing Virtual Serial Ports box. This would get virtual port COM6 "connected" to your TCP/IP network.

The standard version of the VSP driver allows you to enter up to 10 virtual serial ports and the advanced one up to 255 (according to your order).


Uninstalling the Virtual Serial Port Driver

When you press the Uninstall button in the Virtual serial port box of the Comport window (with the VSP driver installed), the following dialog box appears:

Click Yes to remove your pool of virtual serial ports from the memory and uninstall the VSP driver as well. After successful removing the driver, the following dialog box brings up:

Click OK to continue. To deactivate the VSP driver, you must restart your PC.




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