Timing Console Inteface - Opening the Correct Port in Meet Manager for Swimming

Below are instructions to open the correct port for the Timing Console Interface if:
  • Port number is unknown
  • Encountered error: Error opening port, invalid port number
  1.  Open Device Manager
    1. Go to Windows Start > Control Panel
    2. Set View by: to:
      1. Windows XP, Vista: Classic View
      2. Windows 7, 8, 8.1: Small or Large Icons
    3. Select Device Manager
  • Note: For Windows XP, first select System > Hardware > Device Manager
  1. Double-click Ports (COM & LPT)
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  1. Confirm port name
  • Example: Keyspan USB Serial Port (COM5)
  • Note: The # in COM# is the number you will enter in Meet Manager
  • Note: If you are not sure which port, unplug and re-plug USB-to-serial adapter. Port that disappears and reappears is correct port.
  • Note: If any of the following occur, driver for USB-to-serial adapter is not properly installed. Refer to installation CD and instructions that came with adapter, or visit manufacturer's website to locate correct driver to install.
  1. No COM port is listed
  2. No adapter is listed
  3. No option to select Ports (COM & LPT)
  4. Driver Device status is listed as "No driver installed"