Modemsite's Forum56 - The Modem Board
Main | profile | register | search | help | Ad-free Login
Forums | USR | PCI=COM5 only, where is DOS Box support    Watch  
Author Topic
Tl Posts:

Posted - 12/10/2000 2:31:20 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I just installed a 3Com/USR 2976 PCI Voice modem (not a winmodem); however it will only install to COM5 and according to USR that can't be changed. I need to use an older Windows program that will only access COM1-4.

A support bulletin on their website talks about installing "U.S. Robotics 56K PCI DOS Box Support" which will redirect COM5 to COM4, yet this program/driver seems to exist nowhere on their site.

Anyone else have this problem and find a solution?

Anyone know where I can the "PCI DOS Box Support" program and/or the voice features software that would come with this modem?



Tl Posts:

Posted - 12/10/2000 4:23:01 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
Ok, I found the DOSBox and drivers hiding at

DOSBox appears to be installed now (shows up under add/remove programs) but the older Windows program won't access COM4 through it...

Any ideas now?

Tl Posts:

Posted - 1/23/2001 9:47:57 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I may have the same problem, except that it is about an old DOS application running under Windows Me (Millenium Edition) with a winmodem by Conexant. This app is very important to me.
If I can't get it to successfully use the modem, I probably have to keep running it on older PC with Win95.
I finally got thru to the site that you reference but none of the files appear to be for WinMe.
Edited by - Bernie39 on 1/23/01 10:09:14 AM
Tl Posts:

Posted - 3/23/2001 1:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
If you disable the second COM port in the CMOS, will the modem then reinstall to COM2?

Click Here To Close Thread, Administrators & Moderators Only.

Show All Forums |