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how do i change com port ?

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    hello please help,i am trying to flash my starview for the first time and have downloaded gtrom ver4,am following the great guide by lucid but the rs232 is on com14 but the gtrom com setting only goes up to com4, how can i get them to the same port.
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    Are you using just the null modem cable or a USB adapter & cable combo.

    Try this courtesy of pippin.

    1. Go to the Start Menu
    2. Right click on "My Computer"
    3. Select "Properties"
    4. Click on the "Hardware" tab
    5. Click on "Device Manager"
    6. Click the + sign next to "Ports (COM & LPT)"
    7. One of the listed ports should indicate which port your USB adapter/cable is connected to (e.g. COM1, COM2, COM3, etc.)
    8. Go back to gtromloader and make sure it is looking at the correct port.
    9. You should be able to transfer data once the correct port is selected
     
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    thanks for the reply scouser(i`m scouse too),im using a USB adapter & cable combo,ive been to device manager etc and it says com 14 but when i go to gtrom it only goes up to com 4 so how do i get them the same
     
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    Are you using a combo of these two items or similar ones.

    Null modem info here

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=L71BT&DOY=2m6

    USB Adapter info here

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx...t10&doy=search&MenuName=USB to Serial Adaptor

    As the RS232 lead has to be a null modem cable with a crossover configuration. The USB adapter, must be a USB serial port adapter, as opposed to a normal USB to serial adapter. Another thing have you downloaded the drivers to your pc for the USB adapter?
     
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    i am using a USB to Serial 9-Pin Male Adaptor,and yes i`ve downloaded the driver for it and it says this device is working
     
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    Does it say it is a USB to serial port adapter?
    And is the cable a null modem cable?

    Sometimes the combo route can prove to be quite cumbersome. Can you access a desktop and flash it from that, as this would take the adapter out of the equation?
     
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    no it just says usb to serial(rs232)adapter,no mention of port,and i am using it with the cable i got with the starview box,i think i`ll buy a proper serial card to put in the computer do you think that would be better?
     
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    Yep sounds like the wrong adapter as you need the USB to serial port adapter. Cable should be OK if it came with the Starview, (cannot gaurantee that though). You could go and buy the proper adapter or as I said earlier just use a desktop with the null modem cable and you will not need the adapter then.
     
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    i`ll get the proper cable,thanks for your help scouser,appreciated
     
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    Youre welcome, drop back if you have a problem.
     
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    thanks
     

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