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    Iguidance won't see GPS mouse

    So I installed a new motherboard, but managed to keep my current install of Windows XP.

    Everything seems to work okay, except that Iguidance (still using 2.0) doesn't recognize the GPS signal.

    The GPS is working and is sending info to the computer because I can use it with Delorme's GPS test software. It shows me that the GPS mouse is working.

    With the old motherboard the GPS mouse was very temper mental about being plugged into the 'correct' USB port. It would only recognize it from one specif port. Obviously that port is gone since it's a whole new board.

    I remember dealing with this 3 years ago the last time I swapped a motherboard, but I can't remember what the problem was. It had something to do with a serial port emulator that defined one of the USB ports as a virtual serial port or something like that...

    But I can't remember the details, or enough to even do a good search on MP3Car.com about it. I kept coming up empty.

    Anyone remember this issue?

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    What GPS receiver are you using?

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    It's a delorme. I don't remember what model it was. I put it in a new housing years ago.

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    If you don't have the correct driver software installed, then indeed iGuidance may not see the GPS unit even while DeLorme program is working just fine. There should be a downloadable software for "3rd party programs". Check DeLorme website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac View Post
    If you don't have the correct driver software installed, then indeed iGuidance may not see the GPS unit even while DeLorme program is working just fine. There should be a downloadable software for "3rd party programs". Check DeLorme website.
    Turns out I needed the Delomre Serial Port Emulator.

    It's available on the Delorme website for a free download. Hope this helps the next person who has the problem.

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    Okay the Delorme Serial Port Emulator certainly wasn't the answer.

    It kind of works, but not nearly as well as before my motherboard broke.

    Before I replaced my motherboard iGuidance saw the USB GPS mouse (Delorme Earthmate) directly from the USB port. No issues. Everything worked fine. It aquired a signal in a few seconds no matter where I was. You get the idea...

    Now, with the Serial Port Emulator installed it's okay...but not good by any means.

    Here's the problems.

    iGuidance 2.0 thinks I'm in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Boston (I live in Maryland) for about 15-20 minutes. Then MAYBE it'll get a lock on a signal and put me where I actually am.

    Plus, when using the serial port emulator the automatic switch from teh day to night version of iGuidance doesn't work.

    Does anyone know how to make iGuidance 2.0 work directly from the USB mouse without having to have all this additional serial port emulator nonsense?

    I find it odd that it wont' just work like it used to because I only changed the motherboard. I didn't re-install Windows or iGuidance or anything like that. All teh software and drivers that were there before are there now.

    Please help, someone. This is really annoying.

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    When you look at your device manager in your control panel do you have a bunch of ports? For some odd reason My onboard bluetooth was creating ports like crazy. I was up to like Com port 21 and well Iguidance didn't like it. I ended up disabling the Blue tooth adapter and right mousing on what the time was port 21 and telling it to use port 6. Ever since then my mouse style has been working fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kizer View Post
    When you look at your device manager in your control panel do you have a bunch of ports? For some odd reason My onboard bluetooth was creating ports like crazy. I was up to like Com port 21 and well Iguidance didn't like it. I ended up disabling the Blue tooth adapter and right mousing on what the time was port 21 and telling it to use port 6. Ever since then my mouse style has been working fine.
    Well I don't have bluetooth, so that's not it. But I could be having a similar problem caused by something else. I'll take a look at that later today.

    The worst part is that I had this same problem 2.5 years ago when I first installed the system....and I can't for the life of my remember what the problem was or how to fix it.

    But if I recall...it was something to do with the numbering of the com ports. Thanks for the memory jog!

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    Skipjacks, double-check if you selected "NMEA" in Options of the serial emulator by DeLorme. And the chosen com port should be, as Kizer already mentioned, one of the lower ones (below 16).

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    Mine was popping up as 20 and 21 and drove me nuts. Then everytime I turned on Iguidance it would change ports. After I dumped all of the unused ports walla its been on 6 for a while now.

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