What other name does COM port go under in the BIOS?

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rodeognome

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I am trying to get a PCI modem to work...it is recognized by the device manager but
not by the modem diagnostic tool.

I think the COM port is disabled...I checked the BIOS but cannot find any reference to the term COM port

Does "com port" go under a different name?
 
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I think you might need to adjust the TCP/IP settings rather than look in your BIOS. If PCI is enabled, there shouldn't be any other BIOS settings that would prevent a modem from communicating.

If you can see it in the device manager, look at the settings for it and see if anything is incorrect there.
 
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Just look under the heading Modems, click it to open. Is your modem listed and supposedly working?
 
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In the device properties, see that TCP/IP is installed.

If you have a dial up service, you'll likely need it's settings to plug in there.
 
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A PCI modem uses a "virtual" software created COM port, it will not exist in the BIOS.

The driver for the modem creates the port.
 

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modem is listed in device manager and is supposedly working but its not what
could the problem be?
 
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