How do I change my modem from COM5

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My problem is with my laptop and modem/NIC card. I installed a Xircom REM56G-100 combo network and 56K modem in my Dell Latitude XPi (PCMCIA slots). Windows installs the modem to COM5 and the NIC and modem work fine. But I have a program that allows me to dial into my office network and this program only allows COM 1-4 as options for the modem. So now I can't work from home and actually have to drive in! COM1 and COM3 are empty. How do I (or can I?) switch the modem to COM1 or COM3? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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If you aren't using your serial port, you should be able to disable that in BIOS. Then try removing and reinstalling the card. Maybe it'll pick up that com port.
 
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