How to configure a modem in MS-DOS
Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope
With older computers and programs that the modem may need to be configured manually. The below chart lists all the settings that the DB9 serial port.
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By default, your computer would use:
Baud Rate: 9600, Data Bits: 8, Stop Bits: 1, Parity: None, Flow Control: XON/XOFF.
To set values from an MS-DOS prompt, you can use the mode command. We have listed a few examples to give you a general idea how to use this command.
MODE COM1:9600,N,8,1,P - This command would set Communications port COM1 to 9600 Baud, with no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and with XON/XOFF (these are the default settings).
If you are using Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or a newer version of Windows, do not configure your COM port manually. Instead, configure it using the Windows Device Manager.