When our CF card is plugged into a WinCE device, it will be automatically allocated a serial port by the operating system. You can then send HCI commands directly to the card through this COM port. Cards will usually install as COM4, but there are a couple of ways of checking this: If you have a registry editor you can view the characteristics of the cards in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\Active]. In this key there are further subkeys. They are numbered rather than named, but usually, the last card you installed is the highest number - The details of our card will usually appear in this last key. The key will contain a string referring to Brain Boxes included in the COM port name. The software stack can then be directed to communicate with the corresponding COM port. Alternatively you can obtain a Device Manager for Pocket PC from a third party organisation (follow link below) in which you can identify the COM ports (CF card may appear under ‘modems’ rather than COM ports). Please note: Brain Boxes do not endorse, support or accept liability for damages arising from or relating to use of any third party software.

This FAQ Applies to the following Brainboxes Product Ranges: