VCOM is software provided to create a virtual serial port on your computer using the serial over IP. When you set it up properly, the network serial devices operate as though they are connected to a physical serial port.
Before you continue, make sure that your computer can communicate with the network serial device over your network. For more information, refer to the following FAQ: www.startech.com/faq/serial_ip_networking_issues.
Before you configure the VCOM software, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the latest software from the StarTech.com website. To download the driver, navigate to http://www.startech.com/Support and enter the part number.
When you have configured your setup so the network serial device can be pinged on the same subnet as the computer, click Search in VCOM to use the software to detect the network serial device. If the network serial device is on a different network than your computer, you can click Search by IP and enter a range of IP addresses to search by.
To configure each network serial device individually, select the device and click Configure.
You can use the VCOM software to do any of the following:
When you have correctly configured the network serial device for your network, you must map a COM port in VCOM to use the serial port on the network serial device. To map the COM port, complete the following:
The COM mapping should now appear in the list. For more information about how to verify the COM mapping in Windows, see the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=serial#com-port-listing-windows.