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    Version 2.0 of Franson GPSGate has been released.
    Says it supports Garmin USB to NMEA conversion.
    Has anyone tried using 2.0 to get Garmin USB working with IG?

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    Keep in mind, it's a beta. Not the final release. I'll be trying it out and I'll post if it works.

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    It works

    Beta 2.0 does work with iguidance, I'm using it now. Thanks for the tips.
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    Work great for me since 2 week ! garmin 18 usb + IG 2.1.3

    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanBennett View Post
    You can use Franson GpsGate to get your Garmin 18 USB working as a serial GPS device that outputs NMEA data. They have a free trial too, so you can see if it works for you before buying. It's quite a handy piece of software, with support written specifically for the Garmin 18 USB.

    funny, i currently had this same problem and google'd the issue. Well, the search pointed me to this discussion.

    thanks Dylan, GPSGate worked! it programs my Garmin 18USB to have virtual COM ports allowing any navigation application to see it.
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    free garmin gps 18 usb to serial

    There's a free software available from Garmin for this function. I downloaded it yesterday and it worked great. The program is "Spanner" and you can get it from http://www.garmin.com/support/downlo...ls.jsp?id=1627

    Or go to www.garmin.com -> Support Update & Downloads and down to GPS 18.

    There's no need for GPSGate anymore.

    Have fun people!

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    Actually GpsGate has quite a bit going for it. Log recording and playback, NMEA to Garmin, port splitting, and more. Still definitely worth the money, in my opinion. But yes, if you just want the USB Garmin to NMEA, Spanner will do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanBennett View Post
    Actually GpsGate has quite a bit going for it. Log recording and playback, NMEA to Garmin, port splitting, and more. Still definitely worth the money, in my opinion. But yes, if you just want the USB Garmin to NMEA, Spanner will do the trick.
    yeah but if spanner works - it's free - you can't beat that! thanks sk8!
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