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    com port splitter, yeah i know XPORT, but no

    Ok, does anyone know where i can get a com port splitter that

    A. works

    B. doesnt cost an arm and a leg, free would be good.


    Ive tried and tried to use xport and xport2 but neither of them work, i keep getting errors or nothing happens at all when i try to connect to the virtual ports. Not sure whats wrong with it, but i dont have anymore time to waste trying to get it to work.

    I found and downloaded, this
    http://www.eltima.com/products/serialsplitter/
    and when i first used it I actually felt like the guy in the pic on there site, lol.
    It works and i had no problems setting it up, does what it says on the box.
    But... that box cost 140 bucks!! ouch!

    so are there any other options out there?

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    Have you tried Comfoolery? I used it a while ago, worked pretty well.

    I was recommended that one too, haven't tried it but $100 is nuts. It's a bit sad when it's cheaper to buy a second GPS than to split the port.

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    GPS Gate Express $14.95. I have the standard version and it works like a charm.
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    thanks for the links guys, ill give them both a try.

    Also, just curious what are you guys connecting to your extra gps com ports?
    Im also looking for a gps speedo and maybe an app that would raise/lower the pc volume based on gps speed?

    Thanks again.

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    been using comfoolery for about a year now...couldn't be happier (win98)

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    Also, just curious what are you guys connecting to your extra gps com ports?
    Im also looking for a gps speedo and maybe an app that would raise/lower the pc volume based on gps speed?

    Thanks again.
    I also have GPSTools from the same guy who makes GPSGate. So I wrote a little program to display Speed, Heading, Distance, etc. I connect this to one port and iGuidance to another. I also occasionally run USA Photo Maps to see where I am on satellite photos of my route.
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    I try GPSgate but it doesn't resume working from hibernate all the time (about 50%). I have to either close and re-open the COM port in setting OR exit GPSgate and run again. Sometime Routis keep complainning NO GPS via virtual port (found out on a 2 hrs drive). D3 has no problem.
    I have no problem running the Earthmate with Routis/D3from hibernate.

    Couldn't figure out how to get Xport2 to work yet. I just forgot the connecting sequence to make Xport2 to work. I have to dig up the old thread regarding Xport.
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