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"Dave" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have a scanner pen (QuickLink Elite) that I am trying to use with a Dell
>Dimension computer running XP SP2.
> The pen communicates via a USB port. But in the pen's configuration
> settings I am asked to set the COM port.
> There are several USB ports on this compter: 2 in the front and 4 or 5 in
> the back.
> How can I relate a particular USB port to a COM port? For example, is the
> top USB port in the front of the computer equivalent to COM5 or some
> other COM port?
> And, are all USB ports on a computer euqal/identical?
You may need to find newer drivers or different drivers for the device, so
that it detects itself on USB. COM ports and USB ports are not