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Windows Mobile com port reset

by mcconnahea19 / February 19, 2013 5:31 AM PST

Hey, I am wondering if there is a way to reset the com ports on Windows Mobile. I am trying to connect a pair to a bluetooth printer, but all of my com ports are assigned already. Any help would be appreciated.

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Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2013 8:25 AM PST

OK, I have 3 WinMo machines. A WM Treo 650, HP 211 and a Pharos M619. Not one is like the next but to change the assigned com port is not something I've seen it do. I can forget a BT device and start over but as there are 255 Com ports, how could you run out?
Bob (still writing for Windows Mobile)

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Com ports
by mcconnahea19 / February 20, 2013 4:03 AM PST
In reply to: Small world.

Where i am running into the problem is after I've paired the printer with the bluetooth and I try to assign a port to it. When I do this, I only have 4 options for ports. I've already paired 4 different printers and removed them when I was done, but the 4 ports are still being assigned to those printers.

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Something's not right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2013 4:13 AM PST
In reply to: Com ports

I write apps for WinMo and we use Serial Port Profile over BlueTooth and there are 255 COM ports (maybe 256 but most folk don't use COM0 or COM255.

Since there are more details available I am left to share what I know but can't guess if said printer software was not updated to allow more than 4 or something else is going on. I know folk don't want to tell all at times so I'm left to share what I know as a developer and then have you call the folk that write your printer software.
Bob

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PS. Another nugget.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2013 4:15 AM PST
In reply to: Something's not right.

Windows Mobile has a registry just like Windows so such COM port assignments are also there. Remember I only know what you reveal and the rest is me using what I know to fill in the blank areas. But as I was developing our Bluetooth apps I did discover a lot.

Bob

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