You will need
- - computer with Internet access
- - system administration skills
- - Advanced Virtual COM Port
- - USB Serial Converter or a Virtual Null Mode
Download and install Advanced Virtual COM Port. To do this, open a browser and go to http://www.advancedvirtualcomport.com/files/AdvancedVirtualComPort.zip. This program includes both local and network virtual COM port. It can create virtual port and connect it to a virtual cable modem through a network or the Internet. These ports created by the program look the same as real. They work similarly. Run the program, follow the procedure creating a port: click "create port", select the source of the created port. Follow the instructions of the program. Next go to "control Panel", select "device Manager", there you will see the emergence of a new port in the port list.
Download the driver for the virtual port to deliver virtual com port on the computer site http://com0com.sourceforge.net/. Unzip the driver to a folder, connect the cable with the USB connector to the computer. The other end of the cable, where two DB-9 connector that will not connect. Then automatically set the equipment. Select "search for a suitable driver for my device", specifying the location. Then click "Browse" and select the downloaded driver. In the next window, click "Finish". After installing the USB Serial Converter will launch the installation wizard for the serial port. Repeat the procedure for the installation using the add new hardware wizard. Restart the computer to make a virtual com port. Go to "control Panel", "System", click "device Manager" and make sure the new port.
Download and install Virtual Null Mode. Create virtual com port with this program is a fairly simple procedure. After installation the program will offer to create a new device, select "Yes", then select the port numbers, click the "OK" button in the program window and in the dialog box. Next, the program will install the virtual ports on the computer. Restart your PC, go to "device Manager" and check the emergence of new ports.
Advice 2 : How to make a virtual com port
When working with a PC, there are times when your system has multiple applications which require a comport. However, the number of the data ports is not always equal to the number of such applications. Therefore, when shortage of these devices in the OS provides for the establishment of virtual, whose number is not limited.
There are several ways to create a virtual comportand the number of ways is equal to the number of programs that allow such manipulation in a PC. One of the apps of similar kind is Advanced Virtual COM Port. You can download it at the link provided in the category of "Additional sources". Install the program and run. Carefully review the utility interface and locate the button "Create port". In the opened window, select the source portas that you are about to create. Go via menu "start" "control Panel". Select "device Manager" and check the comportov.
Also there is another method of creating a virtual port. It is based on the installation of the driver. To start, download it by clicking on the following link titled "Driver comport". Unzip the downloaded archive to any folder. Then connect the cable side of the USB connector to the computer (the other end of the cable, where there are two DB-9, leave unconnected). Select "search for a suitable driver for my device". Specify the location of the driver. Then click "Browse", select the driver and click on the "finish" button. Restart the computer and check the "device Manager".
To create a virtual comport using the network utility Virtual Null Mode. You can download it, finding the corresponding name in the category of "Additional sources". Install the program. After the installation of the next question about creating a new device, answer Yes. Specify the required numbers of portagents and confirm with the "OK". At this stage, the creation of com-portand over. Restart your computer, go through the menu "start" "control Panel" and check the "device Manager". Also don't forget that virtual ports almost indistinguishable from real, they look and function like their real counterparts.