SD (and mappoint) won't recognize new BU353 GPS
I just ordered and received a Bu-353 GPS receiver to replace my crappy Delorme Earthmate.
Installed drivers on fresh install of WinXP, plugged inGPS, and verified that the GPS is installed on a COM port (COM3), and is sending data via GPSInfo app that comes with the unit. COM port settings as specified (4800 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity). To verify that the GPS is in fact sending usable data, I fire up CoPilot (another Nav program I have), and it finds the GPS automatically and is able to see and use the data.
Now, here's the problem:
Fire up Streetdeck...tells me that it can't find the GPS. I go into settings and verify that SD does in fact see the driver on the correct port. However, when I click "save", SD informs me that it can't connect to the GPS.
So, I then go directly into Mappoint and open the GPS configuration settings. Mappoint lists all available COM ports, EXCEPT COM3, the port the GPS is configured on. So, I go into device manager and change the GPS to be on COM4. Go back into Mappoint, and now Mappoint lists every COM port EXCEPT COM4. Clicking the "scan for GPS" button does nothing.
What gives? Anyone?