eTrex not talking to Windows

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eTrex not talking to Windows

Post by weewillie » 09 June 15 8:34 pm

Hi
I have an old yellow eTrex which needs a serial connection, I have a Serial to USB cable but it won't connect, any ideas?

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Re: eTrex not talking to Windows

Post by PesceVerde » 10 June 15 10:06 am

Hi. I once had a serial cable plus serial->USB adapter cable, to connect an old Garmin to a laptop. The laptop needed an appropriate driver installed to make the adapter work. From memory RS232 was the one used. Good luck.

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Re: eTrex not talking to Windows

Post by on4bam » 10 June 15 7:27 pm

Some USB<>serial convertors are not 100% compliant. I have two of them for radio equipment and one works with both serial devices, the other only with one. I would have to look it up but it has to do with the chipset that's used. Some chipsets won't work with any radio's serial port.
It may be the same for GPS units.

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Re: eTrex not talking to Windows

Post by gmj3191 » 13 June 15 12:08 am

The driver might need to be configured to set the adapter to the serial port number which the software is talking to.
I had to do this to get my solar inverter connected to the interrogating software on my laptop.

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