Which ports does the JFW.ini file say you are using for what? With my Dell what we thought was Com1 responds to com2; and com2 acts like com1. that took some figuring out. At 10:47 AM 1/11/2004, you wrote: >Hello: >I have a very difficult problem that my computer technician and others >can't seem to figure all that out. Most of the issues are related to the >usage of Jaws and the ports I have on my Desktop. > > > >I have a Dell 1.2 GHZ computer with three serial ports and a number of USB >ports. Up to about three weeks ago, I had been using various Braille >Display units (PB 80, PB 40, and BL M40) on COM1 without any problem. I >have Windows XP Home edition operating system and use JFW 5 PRO. Now all >of the Braille Display units will not work on COM1 and COM2 but will work >on COM4. I think the problem started when I installed a new printer with >an USB cable. > > > >We contacted Dell who assisted us through performance test and they said >the COM1 was communicating fine and dandy. They could not help us further >because we added the two serial ports on our own. FS said to use COM4 and >that was it. The tech was here yesterday to try to figure out why COM1 >and COM2 do not work and still no solution. > > > >While the tech was here, I simply pulled out an USB cable with no device >on it. Presto, the Braille display went blank! The tech had to power off >and on my system to get the COM4 to communicate with the display. > > > >And even more so weird was that we tried to install USB hub into the USB >port in the back of the computer. Windows XP would not recognize it so we >had to move the plug into the USB port in front of the CPU. I want to >point out that we also did the performance test for all USB ports and they >were communicating fine and dandy as well. Jaws is damn strict when it >comes to using USB ports always getting confused if we change things >around on USB ports. > > > >Why in the heck would the new printer cause all that havoc. We even >uninstalled the printer driver but this did not help. Why aren't COM1 and >COM2 working with Braille displays???? > > > >Thank you! > > > >Jeffrey Bohrman > >To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to >jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line. To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.