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Solved USB or COM port?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by joea, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. joea

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    So, I installed matter control 1.5 and it will not detect the printer.

    When I attempt a manual setup it says available ports are COM1 and COM2.

    I thought this was a USB printer?
     
  2. joea

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    I found a COM8, which IIRC has a driver that emulates a COM port. I selected that and it connected and, so far, I can manually move X, Y, Z.

    And, away, we go. Were? Who knows?
     
  3. WheresWaldo

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    Yes USB ports are COMmunication Ports as opposed to Serial ports which are also COMmunication ports
     
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    Windows calls all serial ports COM ports.
     
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