Anyone using OEM gps modules ? Garmin 15L
I just installed this in my case, plus put the antenna which is no bigger than my thumbnail on the roof. This little guy is super small (I'll try and get pics) & has a strong magnet. This is at least two times smaller than any GPS mouse I've ever had, plus it's WAAS capable. I tested to see if it was working using this great tool:
GPS testing software
(at the bottom of the page download: GPS Diagnostics)
This tool auto detects the GPS unit if you don't know which COM port. Basically I took the pigtail and connected it to my Via Epia's Extra 'internal' COM port or COM2. Then I mounted the OEM GPS in my case and used the tool with the machine booted and it got lock, bam OEM GPS..
The benefits ?? Well read the stats on this little module, low power (3.3v) WAAS capable and faster lock times..