New bct15 and butel software...pc can't find scanner

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Someguyinatie

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I'm using the front port with the provided wacky serial port cable. My laptop has only one serial port. ARC 15 setup says all com's are occupied or nonexistent. Ugh. What have i done wrong (or how do I fix it.
 

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If you look at Windows device manager, do you see any comm ports in the list?
 

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Device mgr lists one com port (com1)

I have never used the serial port, I've always used plenty of USB stuff. Maybe I should just order the usb cable and install the driver.

The auto detect thingy indicates only red ports (used or not available).
 

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Or you could try a USB to serial adapter, fairly cheap at most chain stores.
 
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