Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: GPS problem

  1. #1
    Newbie fullgrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    41

    GPS problem

    hey. i bought the GPS receiver BU-303 on ebay and i installed it into my laptop. i ran the GPS information where it tests if the GPS is working fine. and it shows that it does. but when i open iGuidance 2.1, it can't find it. and always keeps on asking to make sure that the GPS device is connected. what the heck is going on?

  2. #2
    FLAC IntellaWorks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    1,173
    Make sure iguidence is reading the same port that your gps unit is really on.
    Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
    Via EPIA MII
    512MB RAM
    OEM GPS (embedded)
    nLite WinXP pro on
    1GB Extreme III CF card
    Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
    Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

  3. #3
    Newbie fullgrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    41
    cause my laptop is reading the GPS form COM6, or 4. how can i change in the iguidance to those ports?

  4. #4
    FLAC IntellaWorks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    1,173
    not sure, check the iguidance documentation. I want to say a typical GPS port is 3 so in windows change the GPS port through device manager to 3 (unless you've got something else on that port)
    Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
    Via EPIA MII
    512MB RAM
    OEM GPS (embedded)
    nLite WinXP pro on
    1GB Extreme III CF card
    Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
    Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

  5. #5
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    597
    Also check if your GPS mouse is set to MNEA protocol... iGuidance does not read SirF.

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Derbyshire, UK
    Posts
    422
    Tools-GPS options and set the com port and speed.
    Old setup
    Epia M10k, Cubid 2699R case, 512MB, 40GB 3.5" drive
    New setup
    Optiplex 260SX (2.8GHz P4, 512MB, 30GB, DVD)
    Xenarc 700IDT, USB hub, 802.11g, bluetooth, P2140, P5V

  7. #7
    Newbie fullgrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    41
    what the heck?!?!?!?! on my laptop i have 3 slots for the USB ports... but they are COM4,5, and 6!!! i don't have COM3 on my laptop...is there something that i'm missing???

  8. #8
    Banned xdjxklusivex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Diamond Bar, CA (909,951)
    Posts
    2,742
    uninstall and reinstall...

    go into device manager and see what port ur gps is running at and then open iguidance and set that port from the gps settings and it should work

  9. #9
    Newbie fullgrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    41
    yeah. i uninstalled it and i just reinstalled it just now. and i rand the GPS info to see if i get any connection, and i do. i get about 4-6 satellites that are connected. and right now i'm GPS is connected to COM6, which is at the back of my laptop. any way i can change the GPS connection with iguidance? this i driving me crazy. i should be studying for my midterm that is in about 2 hours...but i'm not doing that...i'm just trying to fix this...haha..this is crazy

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Derbyshire, UK
    Posts
    422
    What options do you have in iGuidance ?? Mine goes up to com 16...

    The com port of the USB GPS is determined by the driver and not by which USB socket it is plugged into.
    Old setup
    Epia M10k, Cubid 2699R case, 512MB, 40GB 3.5" drive
    New setup
    Optiplex 260SX (2.8GHz P4, 512MB, 30GB, DVD)
    Xenarc 700IDT, USB hub, 802.11g, bluetooth, P2140, P5V

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. GlobalSat BT-338 Review
    By tom2112 in forum The Review Palace
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-27-2005, 11:02 AM
  2. problem with Fortuna U2 GPS
    By rasheedn in forum GPS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-13-2005, 01:05 PM
  3. Newbie's guide
    By EBFoxbat in forum Newbie
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-08-2005, 10:06 AM
  4. XM And GPS Problem?
    By legend5761 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-16-2004, 11:12 PM
  5. Serial GPS and Epia M9000 problem
    By mp3oplecarrier in forum GPS
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-19-2004, 09:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •