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Thread: Possible help for USB Earthmate and Routis/IGuidance

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    Possible help for USB Earthmate and Routis/IGuidance

    I read this over at gpspassion.com

    "Perfect timing for this question!! In the past, iGuidance didn't work w/ Earthmate because it wasn't compatible w/ the USB-to-Serial bridge driver that came w/ Earthmate receivers (which is needed to map virtual USB com ports to native serial ports). However, according to Earthmate technicians, their newest driver resolves this problem. This driver is available for download from their website, http://www.delorme.com/support/gps/uemate005.asp"

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for posting that. I dl'd and installed the new drivers. I can now run Routis and connect to the Earthmate without crashing my PC. However, I still have trouble receiving any satellites. Street Atlas will lock on in less than 30 sec, but Routis won't track any sats.
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    I try it, but the moment I select the comport where the driver is, the computer just reboot. This driver is not new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    I try it, but the moment I select the comport where the driver is, the computer just reboot. This driver is not new.
    Same here. I tried all of the drivers new and old on 3 different computer...they all blue screened and rebooted. As soon as I start to find the Eartbmate both in Auto Detect and Manually it blue screens and reboots. I don't think this problem will ever be solved because Routis and Delorme keep pointing the finger at each other.

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    Well cross you finger and wait for Curiosity to update the Xport program with Hibernate problem. I try GPSgate but I don't like it because the computer did hibernate but not power down.
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    Call me lucky

    I've updated my earthmate drivers and have been able to use routis flawlessly with my earthmate usb gps.

    At first it didn't find my GPS, but when I went to "Device Manager" and checked out which com port it was in, I then went to routis and selected the corresponding com port and clicked auto-detect again. Worked like a charm! No blue screens, just perfect!

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    "I've updated my earthmate drivers and have been able to use routis flawlessly with my earthmate usb gps."

    Oh man, that's such good news. I wasn't even going to try it until I read that. I'll give it a shot today and let everyone know the results....

    Whelp, didn't work for me. Actually now it just hangs at the "warning" splashscreen and won't even go into the software. I'm going to uninstall it and reinstall it and see if it helps.
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    When you first install the *driver* you gotta make sure you select the option where you are not going to use delorme steet atlas software and you are going to use a third-party software. Even though it says that its for serial, it does work for USB.

    Like you said I would definitely reinstall routis and try to get it to recognize the GPS.

    I haven't had any problems with routis trying to lock on to any GPS with my earthmate. Just as the same if I were to use Steet Atlas 2004.

    Here is a link to make sure that you installed the drivers correctly!

    http://www.delorme.com/support/earth...rdpartytrb.asp

    Hope this helps!

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    If you go to Delorme site and purchase there serial cable you will never have problems again.. You won't be using any drivers at all... They make a serial cable for your Earthmate, which sends a standard NMEA signal to your machine... No hibernation, driver compatability issues again.. Nothing to install, just plug into serial port and set the com port... I paid like 25 bucks for the cable on there site and it works perfect with every GPS software on the market, that supports NMEA GPS receivers, which is all of them..
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    Nope. I reinstalled it and chose the appropriate com port, but alas, no device detected. The device is showing up in the com ports in device manager, and the drivers are loaded properly. (sigh)
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