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QUESTION

Why are the COM ports for my NPort not listed in the Windows Device Manager when I use the NPort Administrator to map the ports?

I’ve installed the NPort Administration Suite and have added COM ports using the NPort Administrator. However, I cannot see these COM ports in the Device Manager.

SOLUTION

Due to how the NPort Administration Suite works, COM ports added using the NPort Administration Suite are not visible in the Windows Device Manager*. If you need to check these COM ports, you can view the COM ports in the NPort Administrator.

*To see the COM ports in Windows Device Manager, use the NPort Windows Driver Manager to map the COM ports.

NPort Windows Driver Manager

  VERSION OPERATION SYSTEM
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  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
Download v3.0
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  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

 

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