Hello and welcome to RadioReference.com!!!I'm trying to use win97 to program my scanner. It can not find a com port??? Can anyone help me?? Thank you Mike
I just recently found out that win97 has to have a serial port to communicate which u have to have a usb to serial port adapter, but after talking to the computer store they said that the cable used fo the 164 cannot be adapted to a usb to serial adapter so I have to find software that supports a usb communication. I suggest u do the same.I'm trying to use win97 to program my scanner. It can not find a com port??? Can anyone help me?? Thank you Mike
The RS cable 20-047 is a USB to serial port converter as well.I just recently found out that win97 has to have a serial port to communicate which u have to have a usb to serial port adapter,
Perhaps you do not have the latest version of WIN97. Perhaps you do not have the 20-047 USB version cable. I have actually used the COM version cable and a generic USB to COM converter under XP Pro with no problems. Something is not adding up here.but after talking to the computer store they said that the cable used fo the 164 cannot be adapted to a usb to serial adapter so I have to find software that supports a usb communication. I suggest u do the same.
What cable are you using? The COM version or the USB version? Is the cable plugged in?Hi- can Anyone tell Me how to open a com port? I have a Radio Shack pro-163 & pro-2055, I have a new Computer that is using Windows 7 I have used the Win 97 program on Windows XP and all was well, but on My new Computer its telling Me that No com ports found, I have done everything I can think of. I did call Microsoft and there say it They could fix it-that something They would do, but I would have to pay $160.00 or so before They would tell how to fix it-Please can Anyone Help?
If it has a correct and functional driver working, go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Ports to see what COM port has been assigned to it. However, you probably need to install the correct driver for Windows7 first.I'm using the Radio Shack USB to Scanner cable and Yes its plugged in, it work with xp but not with windows 7
Hello and welcome to RadioReference.com!!!
Since you are programming a PRO-164 (which is the same radio as the GRE PSR-300), you will need to use the USB version cable. That cable is available at Radio Shack (20-047) for $35. Plug in the cable (before running any software) and let it install its drivers.
Once the cable is plugged in, and the drivers are installed; go to control panel -> system -> hardware -> device manager -> ports and look to see what com port was assigned to the cable. Then click on configuration -> serial port in WIN97 and set it to the same port.
That should do it. Note that when uploading or downloading with the PRO-164, there is a separate option to do so depending on which version of firmware your scanner has. Most will have the newest version.[/QUOTE
Saw your note and I have the the RS #20-047 Serial Cable, Win 97 installed and trying to upload the program.....have the correct COM port on my laptop...but scanner does not seem to be seeing/accepting the data. I bought this unit for a friend at a RS...and it had been returned ...but they guaranteed it..for 2 years. I cannot seem to be be able to go into it...to see if there is a reason why it will not accept the WIN97 data ? ANY SUGGESTIONS ?????]