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Change the port settings of the modem

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To change the port settings of the modem

  1. Open HyperTerminal.

  2. Open a saved connection file or create a new connection.

  3. If the Connect To dialog box does not display, on the File menu, click Properties.

  4. On the Connect To dialog box (or the Connect To tab on the Properties dialog box) click Configure.

  5. Make your changes on the General and Advanced tabs. Click OK, and click OK again.


  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open HyperTerminal, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click HyperTerminal.

  • HyperTerminal is not installed by default. For information on how to install HyperTerminal, see Related Topics.

  • This procedure applies only to connections using a modem or COM port.

  • The changes that you make to the port settings affect only this connection.

  • The port settings for your modem are automatically set when you install the modem, and you typically do not need to change these settings. However, you can modify port settings for a connection with special requirements. For example, a server you connect to might require that you disable data compression or reduce the port speed. To get Help for an item in the Connection Preference dialog box, right-click the item, and then click What's This?.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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