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2001\03\27@055940 by Alan Gorham

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A question:

Is it possible to edit the mplab.ini file to force mplab to communicate with a PICStart via a com port other that the defaults (com1& 2) ?

Alan

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2001\03\27@061324 by Kevin Blain

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from the mplab menu bar :-

Options > Programmer Setup > communication port setup

I have 4 to choose from on mine. (v5.20)

Regards, Kevin

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2001\03\29@042753 by Oluseyi Odeinde

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Options ~> Programmer Options ~> Communications Port Setup

Alan Gorham wrote:

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2001\03\29@103943 by mike

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On Tue, 27 Mar 2001 11:53:54 +0100, you wrote:

>A question:
>
>Is it possible to edit the mplab.ini file to force mplab to communicate with a PICStart via a com port other that the defaults (com1& 2) ?
Yes - I had to do this to get a USB serial port working, but I can't
rememeber if it was for Picstart or MPLAB-ICD
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2001\03\29@172956 by Alan Gorham

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Thanks to both of you who answered this.
However, I think that I haven't made clear my problem, so here goes:

If I go to: " >Options ~> Programmer Options ~> Communications Port Setup" I
can only select COM 1 or COM 2. Both of these ports are kinda busy on my PC
and so I was wondering if there is a clever way to change the mplab.ini file
to make COM 3 or COM 4 available?

I'm sure someone mentioned it on the list in passing, but I'd like a bit
more info if possible please?

Alan

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2001\03\29@175723 by Drew Vassallo

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>Thanks to both of you who answered this.
>However, I think that I haven't made clear my problem, so here goes:

Actually, I think your problem was presented clearly enough.  Unfortunatley,
I think the only way to do it is to upgrade to MPLAB 5.20 (which is free off
Microchip's website, anyways) so you can select between COM1-4.  Your
version of MPLAB may not support the extra COM ports, regardless of whether
or not you can adjust it in your .INI file.

I think MPLAB 5.20 runs more reliably anyways and has a nicer Options
interface... and it supports more PIC products.

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2001\03\29@180607 by Dipperstein, Michael

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> From: Alan Gorham [alanspamKILLspamMICROTIMA.CO.UK]
>
> Thanks to both of you who answered this.
> However, I think that I haven't made clear my problem, so here goes:
>
> If I go to: " >Options ~> Programmer Options ~>
> Communications Port Setup" I
> can only select COM 1 or COM 2. Both of these ports are kinda
> busy on my PC
> and so I was wondering if there is a clever way to change the
> mplab.ini file
> to make COM 3 or COM 4 available?
>
> I'm sure someone mentioned it on the list in passing, but I'd
> like a bit
> more info if possible please?
>
> Alan

Alan,

If you open the MPLAB.INI file with your favorite text editor, you can manually
change the port setting.

Go to the section with the heading "[programmers]".  Under there you will find a
setting that says "CommPort=1" or "CommPort=2".  Change the '1' or '2' to a '3'
or '4' and save the changes.

I've tried this using COM 3, and MPLAB shows that I have configured the
programmer to work on a grayed out "COM 3".  Since I don't have a COM 3, the
programmer shouldn't work for me.  Hopefully it will work for you.

-Mike

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2001\03\29@184549 by Olin Lathrop

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> If I go to: " >Options ~> Programmer Options ~> Communications Port Setup"
I
> can only select COM 1 or COM 2. Both of these ports are kinda busy on my
PC
> and so I was wondering if there is a clever way to change the mplab.ini
file
> to make COM 3 or COM 4 available?

I don't know, since I've never needed to do that.  Sounds simple enough to
do, though, so just try it.


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2001\03\30@034522 by Clive Frederickson

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Hi
       Like Mike says, Go into the ini file, and edit the com port setting
to the required port. MPLAB highlights the com ports that windows has
available. But I remember having this problem. I wanted to use com 3 but
MPLAB greyed the option out. I set the ini file to com 3 and it worked for
me.

Check out the PICSTART+ help file / Trouble shooting / Failure to establish
communications / , It mentions this very thing and to edit the ini file.

Regards

Clive Frederickson
R&D Technician (CECF Group)

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       From:  Dipperstein, Michael [SMTP:EraseMEmdippersspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTHARRIS.COM]
       Sent:  30 March 2001 00:04
       Subject:  Re: [PIC]:MPLAB ini file

       > From: Alan Gorham [alanspamspam_OUTMICROTIMA.CO.UK]
       >
       > Thanks to both of you who answered this.
       > However, I think that I haven't made clear my problem, so here
goes:
       >
       > If I go to: " >Options ~> Programmer Options ~>
       > Communications Port Setup" I
       > can only select COM 1 or COM 2. Both of these ports are kinda
       > busy on my PC
       > and so I was wondering if there is a clever way to change the
       > mplab.ini file
       > to make COM 3 or COM 4 available?
       >
       > I'm sure someone mentioned it on the list in passing, but I'd
       > like a bit
       > more info if possible please?
       >
       > Alan

       Alan,

       If you open the MPLAB.INI file with your favorite text editor, you
can manually
       change the port setting.

       Go to the section with the heading "[programmers]".  Under there you
will find a
       setting that says "CommPort=1" or "CommPort=2".  Change the '1' or
'2' to a '3'
       or '4' and save the changes.

       I've tried this using COM 3, and MPLAB shows that I have configured
the
       programmer to work on a grayed out "COM 3".  Since I don't have a
COM 3, the
       programmer shouldn't work for me.  Hopefully it will work for you.

       -Mike


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2001\03\30@043819 by Alan Gorham

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Thanks to all who suggested the fix.
I am now happily using COM 3 for my programmer!

Alan

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2001\03\30@072606 by Alan B. Pearce

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>If I go to: " >Options ~> Programmer Options ~> Communications Port Setup" I
>can only select COM 1 or COM 2. Both of these ports are kinda busy on my PC
>and so I was wondering if there is a clever way to change the mplab.ini file
>to make COM 3 or COM 4 available?

If Com3 and/or Com4 are available in windows, i think you will find they will
become available in this menu. You may need to configure the ports in Windows
itself.

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