GRRRRRRRRR Still fecked off with my garmin! Will not connect to my laptop!
It's a serial device. If your PC has a serial port then put the USB adapter lead away and use the serial cable that came with the GPS. If you don't have a serial port then you MUST install the USB adapter driver. Some USB adapters work (prolific U232, pfranc, garmin), some don't.
Now go to the Garmin website and do a firmware update. Garmin use a pretty resilient app to do this and it will tell you which COM port you are connected to. If the garmin firmware updater can't work it out then you have bigger problems.
Now you know the GPS is configured OK and you know the COM port. Enter these into your mapping software and disco. If you are using TrackLogs then download 3.14 beta as it automates all the GPS settings. If you are using something else then shame on you, ask them instead.Posted 8 years ago
Bought a USB cable so no silly connector with a serial end to contend with. Followed the instructions to the letter. STILL TIMING OUT!
Baud rate is set at 9600 on both the GPS and Com port, everything is "as it should be"
COM port is com port 4, nowt else running (com port 3 is taken by something)
HELP before it gets launched on to monsal viaduct!Posted 8 years ago
Duckers – Member
Start memory map, under the "GPS" menu option select "GPS Setup", then configure as necessary…. asDigimap says try using USB and serial.
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ChatsworthMusters – Member
If you are using Memory Map all you should need to do is go to GPS>GPSSetup and make sure Garmin & USB are highlighted, in the top two boxes. That's all.
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fellas i know that – it is a com port problem.
The settings are as follows on both the comport and memory map (the garmin is set to "GARMIN" mode)
Posted 8 years ago
But looking at that you've got it set wrong. On the GPSSetup screen you are showing Garmin and serial. You should use the drop down menu and choose USB. That will grey out the COM port box. At least it does on mine.
Edit, posts crossed. Just try setting it as USB, you never know what might happen!!!Posted 8 years agobobloMember
Coupla extra points to watch:
My Etrex H has a 3 digit waypoint name limit. If the limit is set to more than this in the GPS settings in MM, it screws the transfer up. Not sure what the limit is in your model? The GPS settings limit in MM should be the set to the same number.
I presume you're licensed? GPS->GPS Settings->License Without licensing, I don't think you can transfer data?Posted 8 years agomattsccmMember
sometime I have the same problem. I was told that USB adaptors can create a "virtual " com port. Mine ran on 99!!!!Posted 8 years ago
I ran a driver and all was fine . Having said that I have 2 adaptors. Both work perfectly on other devices but 1 will not work on the Etrex although it copes with my 72. Try another cable
Guys, I'll repeat. For the old units even the official garmin cable is basically a USB to serial convertor with a serial cable connected but it's all in one piece. Usually the USB plug is bigger than normal. . If you plug the USB cable into the computer without the gps attached you'll see that xp sees something connected – the USB serial convertor. This is what the driver is needed for.
Mine's exactly the same as ngee and works but took some playing around to sort it out.Posted 8 years agoJunkyardMember
CHange of track here
Can your computer communicate with the gps outside of memory map?
Try that instead.
Start menu>Programs>accessories>communication>Hyper terminal
Drop dowm nemu choose port for device (comm1 etc) this then greys out the phone number>click ok
Does it find the GPS if not using all port choices something physically is (probably) not working and possibly you?
Hope this helps
If yes (launch memory map/Close hyperterminal (reverse order not sure which if it matters) attempt to connect now.Posted 8 years ago
If not no idea sorry.
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