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    nRoute is a very good program. I really liked it. I took it back though for the microsoft street's and trips which comes with a NMEA compatiable GPS mouse. Although I do not like the software as much as nRoute, it does work with my other GPS software (Destonator and Netstumbler) and it was $15 cheaper than my Garmin USB18 (~$140 w/ tax). nRoute had auto reroute features, voice announcing, a comprehesive satellite information center, and much more. The POI's seemed to be minimal, but once I switched to other GPS applications I realized that nRoute wasn't that bad. Aside from it not finding 1 of the 7 gas stations within 5 miles of my house, it did not find any fast food restruatants we have (Sonic, Taco Mayo, and Pizza Hut) or the local hospital. Still, I was much more pleased with nRoute than I am with Streets and Trips. I think I'm going to settle with Destonator 3 (by NinjaMonkey) once I get my USA maps in the mail.

    Have fun.

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    I'm getting this with my GPS18 PC, it will come with the city select v6 and the nRoute unlocked. Price is good at ~$120 shipped from gpscity.com I've heard a lot of good things about this one.

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    I'm completely new to the carputer thing but the one thing I know I want to use is Garmin's nRoute. I am already familiar with the Garmin interface and have a collection of their Canadian maps that I need to use. So my main concern becomes how well does this software work on a 7" touchscreen? I assume some type of touchscreen software must be used. What would be recommended? Thanks.

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    i just set my stuff up, and nroute looks great... in the info/help, it says optimized/created for 1024x728
    [4Runna]

    next - wifi

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    mine's at 800x600, but it's not too bad. words are small, but that voice is loud like thunder. anyway to turn down just the voice nav volume? without turning down main, or wave or something?

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    Variable Bitrate nsmoller's Avatar
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    another question, if you can answer the voice one... how do you make the OK warning bull**** disappear at the beginning?
    [4Runna]

    next - wifi

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    Just picked one up and returning it..

    Okay, I thought for this much money I would get at least a neutral GPs.

    I just happen to be shopping and picked it up and nowhere did it say that
    I need to use their lamo software.

    I have Streets & Trips, I also have IGuidance which is way better.

    I am going to return this unit and get the one off Amazon the tiny,
    USB/BlueTooth for 80$ vs 120.

    I wanted to use NetStumbler, I wanted to use it with Streets & Trips if
    needed, I also wanted to use it with iGuidance.

    I wanted to collect NetStumbler Data of WiFi points in my city and dump it
    on a map. This stupid unit will not let you do that....

    Check amazon out.. I had something bookmarked and not sure if I had my
    eye on the OnCourse SiRF star III Bluetooth GPS Receiver with WAAS or
    something similar. I also have a PocketPC PDA with iGuidance on it and
    supports BlueTooth so I think I am better off with that.

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    Use Garmin nRoute on PC

    To use GPSProxyPC + Garmin NRoute on PC, the software needed as below:-
    GPSProxyPC download here:-
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...p.exe?download

    Garmin NRoute download here:-
    http://www.garmin.com/software/nRouteEnglish_261.exe
    Note: You must have legal software for Garmin Mapsource in order to work.

    com0com download here:-
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/c...k.zip?download

    1. Install GPSProxyPC, Garmin NRoute, use map installer to install MY map.
    2. Install com0com, pls follow its guide included in the zip for installation.
    3. Use regedit to change following:-
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\com0com\Parameters\CNCA0]
    "PortName"="COM4"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\com0com\Parameters\CNCB0]
    "PortName"="COM5"
    4. You need to know the COM port connecting to ur GPS Receiver, in my case through Bluetooth using COM Port 7.
    5. GPSProxyPC Setting:-
    GPS:
    GPS type: NMEA0183
    GPS COM Port: COM7
    Baud Rate: 4800

    Application:
    Application COM Port: COM4 (which used by com0com)
    Baud Rate: 4800

    6. Garmin NRoute Setting:-
    Goto Utilities -> Select GPS -> Serial Port, select COM5 here.

    7. Then follow this sequence, connect GPS Receiver on COM7, Start GPSProxyPC, Start Garmin NRoute and you are ready to go.

    GPS Rcr - (COM7) - GPSProxyPC - (COM4) - com0com - (COM5) - NRoute

    Other software similiar to com0com as below:-
    1. Franson GPSGate PC
    http://franson.com/gpsgate/

    2. Virtual Serial Ports Driver XP 5.1
    http://www.eltima.com/products/vspdxp/

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    Resolved it...

    I ended up finding the GPSGate v2.0 and I am trying it out as we speak.
    The 14 day trial is great. I got it working with iGuidance, S&Trips 2006
    and NetStumbler all at the same time.

    They all work at the same time and I still wonder if a GPS w/SiRF might
    be a better option with BlueTooth even thoug my laptop does not have
    BT nor COM Ports only USB.

    Although I know the one I want to get you can get data cable for USB
    for about 80$/each.

    Right now I am searching for a in-car laptop holder for under 100$. I have
    an older HP laptop that my wifi card got screwed and at least I can load the
    GPS and use it as my guidance system and not scan for WiFi unless I get a
    WiFi / USB...

    I think if you download the trial version or by Friday this week, you can get
    20% off of GPSGate not sure if they do this after you enter you email and
    d/l the trial version or what...

    Thanks for the help and I will also check the other version out but I Think
    that iGuidance is very good and might be better than nRouter. S&Trips 2006
    is good at POI, and lakes and such. I also like the Netstumbler + StreetStumb
    to import WiFi spots into S&Trips..

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