help on com ports

  phil-291503 19:46 29 Apr 2003

can anyone tell me if it is possible to swap my Lpt port settings around with my com1 port settings so that my lpt port becomes my com1 as the the cable i have is a 25 pin for my periphal and my com1 socket is a 9 pin male.and the only socket is available is my LPT port......

Any help will be appreciated.....Thanks

  Peter 22:52 29 Apr 2003


I think, even if it was possible to swap LPT1 with your COM1, its sexual orientation would be incorrect.

To solve your problem you need a 25 to 9 pin serial addaptor, probably available at PC World.


  DieSse 23:23 29 Apr 2003

No you can't possibly swap them round - the circuits and software driving them are quite different. As Peter says above - get an adapter.

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