Tip to Open Com Ports in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are com ports in Windows 7 and how can they be opened?
Ports refer to physical or virtual connection points. The which allow the connection of cables to computers, modem, routers and other external devices. Without much interference the ports allow the software applications to share hardware resources. With the help of these ports the computers and routers manage their network connection. Ports are also used by the Internet Information service manager (IIS) to access the Website e.g. the IIS make use of these ports for HTTP communication. The ports must be opened only when the web server is running on the machine, as these ports are popular for malicious exploitation it should be never open unless it used to serve the Web.
The following are some of the details of COM port and the tips to open in it in Windows 7:
- COM Ports
- Tips to open
COM ports enhance the connection of external modems to your PC or a router through serial cable. The COM ports and the cables which are used for PC keyboard and other computer peripherals are the same. COM ports are particularly used for serial data communication. These COM ports are a type of computer interface which comply with RS-232 standard. They are nine pin connectors. These ports are also known as the serial port as each byte in it is broken in to series of eight bytes.
In order to enable the communications between the Virtual machine and a device or file you can make use of the virtual machine COM ports. For a virtual machine you can configure one or two COM ports. Then the devices which are configured to use as COM ports must be active at the same time. These ports are mainly used for dial up modems.
Opening of COM port in Windows 7 involves the need of working with your computers router settings page. In this situation you will have to type the IP address of your router in to the address bar of your Web browser and press enter. Then log on to the user settings page by using the user name and password. After that click on the Port tab and type the serial COM port number which you want to open. Then after specifying the COM port number you would have to click on save so as to save the changes.
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