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How do I get my COM Port Number (Windows)?
How do I get my COM Port Number (Windows)?
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Written by Juliane Lehmann
Updated over a week ago

When you connect the serial cable of your AIS receiver to a USB port (with a Serial-to-USB-Converter), the Windows Operating System will create a virtual COM Port. The number of this COM Port is needed for the configuration of several AIS-related programs.

Follow the instructions to get your COM port number:

  1. Open Device Manager (Start โ†’ Control Panel โ†’ Hardware and Sound โ†’ Device Manager)

  2. Look in the Device Manager list, open the category "Ports", and find the matching COM Port.

  3. Take the number in the bracket behind the port description.

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