Proper Installation of GPS Receiver
I've searched only to find a little bit of info regarding this. It'll prolly be a good sticky for us newbs.
Anyways, I got myself a holux gm-210 (USB) unit and plugged it into my carputer. And then installed Iguidance. No luck. Forgot the drivers, duh.
Okay now I installed the drivers and used the GPS utility that tells you some stats and info. Cool... I go to startup Iguidance and nothing.
Alright... i figured I'd restart, and now everything's working great. Cool. I move the unit inside the car on my rear dash (its near speakers and factory amp... does that affect it?). And nothing.
So then I the next day I take a shot at it (and move the unit back on my roof) and now nothing. Iguidance recognizes where the GPS is located (com3 for me), but it doesn't pick up any satellites.
I checked device hardware and I've got an exclamation mark on a "Mouse Serial" something. But right below that is the "Holux GPS Receiver"
Could that have anything to do with it?
So with that long story out of the way... can anyone provide tips and steps on a proper GPS system installation?
Here's a start from what I've gathered:
-always install the drive WITHOUT the unit plugged in
-restart the computer and then plug in the GPS unit
-test the unit with a GPS utility program and take note of what com port the unit is located
-install GPS software and point it to the correct com port.
Thats all i've got so far and am still trying to get mine working properly.