looks like it's not going to work. have tried everything.
My GPS receiver is USB. Does that mean I could just bypass the USB completely with a female usb to female serial port cable?
So I've tested the Holux on 2 other PCs and the drivers provided on the holux uk website work fine and gps functionality seems to work correctly. However the carputer/wardriving pc I currently use is an a7n8x 2.0 deluxe. Drivers install fine and when I plug it in to any of the usb ports, xp recognizes it instantly and reports that it's ready to go. I then click scan with "gps viewer" which was supplied on the holux uk website and click scan. When it reaches the virtual COM that the usb is bridged to it stalls for a second, then displays "None" whereas on the other 2 pcs I tried it on have worked flawlessly. I've tried updating bios, MB drivers (USB as well), and switching to USB 1.1 in bios but still get the same result.
I am posting with the hopes that someone else solved this problem with either the same gps or another brand, as google returned absolutely no results.
Please, if you have any suggestions, post them and I'll be very grateful however useful they may be.
I really wanna get started on my gps wigle mapping.
Have you tried multiple USB ports?
What you're experiencing is completely weird. My motherboard uses the same chipset (nForce2) and my GPS works flawlessly with it. Granted, I'm using a BU-353, but as far as drivers, they all use a serial-USB driver, sincve the GPS does nothing more than send raw data throught he serial bus.
Perhaps reloading Windoze would fix whatever the problem is? It's a drastic step, but maybe something's pooched somewhere that we'll never find....
I tried all 6 usb ports. Same thing every time.
I also tried popping a hard drive in from a computer where it works. Nothing.
heh. "I stumbled across your thread on www.netstumbler.org." oh the irony!
Actually, I'm not sure if I have. I tried so many things it's hard to remember. I'll go try that again to make sure.
Do you happen to have the same gps receiver?
Nope Didn't work. Same result.
are you using winxp? is it updated to SP2?
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Yes. Every update possible. Even tried putting the hard drive of computers in which it worked into this computer and got the same exact result.
Nope, I have the same or similar motherboard though. I've used my BU-353 on it without problems.Originally Posted by dagnasty
Have you messed around with device manager much? No errors in there? Maybe remove the device from device manager before you uninstall, reboot, and reinstall drivers.
In device manager you can also check your IRQ's... see anything weird there? Are the USB host controllers sharing any IRQ's?
Though now we're only stabbing at the dark. It should, of course, be working.