Communications Port

Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.3 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4
Latest Version / Release Date: Rev. 2 / 13 Feb 2005

Windows device driver information for Communications Port

Communications Port driver is a 3.3 MB file represented by the file WIN9x.exe. This software package was made available to consumers since February 13, 2005. The package supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME and Windows NT4 operating systems. It also supports the following driver models: Primary IDE controller (single fifo), Secondary IDE controller (single fifo), Primary IDE controller (dual fifo), Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo), Omnibook 5700, Plus Hardcard II, Plus Hardcard IIXL/EZ, Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller, Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller and Zeos EISA IDE Controller. A Communications Port is a device on a computer that acts as a connection interface. This device allows asynchronous data transmission one bit at a time. This was originally used to refer to the serial port in IBM PC-compatible computers. It is actually the original name of the serial port.

Outdated Drivers?

Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.

To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates

Earlier models of PCs use two Communication Ports. One is a 9 pin male interface. The other is a 25 pin male interface used to connect devices such as modems, keyboards and other computer peripherals. These Communications Ports are now being replaced by the USB interface. Most computers manufactured today have none or it can have a single Communications Port, at least. Nowadays, other methods of connection are dominating the PC market. With the USB, Bluetooth and FireWire, computer connection has become easier and more universal. Most devices that can connect to a computer support USB, Bluetooth and FireWire interfaces. These connection methods are much better and more advanced than the traditional Communications Ports. However, Communications Ports and serial ports have not yet disappeared entirely. These ports are still used in other computers and devices. Communications Ports and serial ports may have been replaced by modern connection interfaces, but they still are being used today. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Communications Port errors before installing any driver updates.