Re: Cannot Seem to Keep the Same Virtual Ports
Visit the FTDI website, the company who makes the serial/USB adapter chips for various adapter brands. There is a Windows utility that you can use to re-assign FTDI serial ports addresses to whatever number you need. Very handy.
FTDI Com Port Assignment:
Easiest way to assign – or reassign - an FTDI serial COM port address to whatever port number you need it to be, or see what ports are already assigned, without messing with Device Manager, etc.
Also, handy – a Win-XP & Win-8/10 Com Port Monitor desktop “ GADGET” utility.
I use both, very handy. Even though GADGETS are no longer (officially) supported in Win-10, this one works, if you install Microsoft’s GADGET conversion fix, which you might be offered as a warning/pop-up. No problem.
However, if your adapter uses a PROLIFIC chip instead, sorry, my sympathies with that choice.
From: Jerome A Yesavage
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 12:03 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Cannot Seem to Keep the Same Virtual Ports
I have a Mach1 with the latest APCC. The mount is on Comm 5 via USB and George had me set up two virtual Ports at 21 and 22. I am using ACP and the virtual ports do not connect automatically. It appears I have lost them and I now have Comm 6 and 7. The Mount connects to the USB Port, but the AP Virtual drivers do not, automatically or manually. I tried to delete the virtual ports and that does not work either.
Any suggestions on this as nobody is in the office for a couple days, just had to rebuild the system....
Happy New Year,