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Can't connect my 510 to a mapsoftware.
May 20, 2013
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I have a Swedish topo map software were you should be able to connect the GPS as a reciever and you should see your location on the map.

The manual says that the GPS should be in NMEA datamode with the protol NMEA 0183. And that a USB to Serial COM software is needed.

You should also mark which serial COM-port is used.


I have found software on the net for USB to COM and installed it.


I have set the 510 to NMEA Serial mode.

Now the GPS should turn up in the Device Manager as a Modem. I have Windows 8. There you should see which COM port it's using and you should set this COM port in the map program.

But...nothing happens. 510 is not connected to the PC this way.

Any ideas what could be wrong?

After you have set your settings on the GPS about the NMEA Serial Connection you should leave that screen and return to the map screen right?


EDIT: I have solved the problem. It works now. Mostly it was getting the right USB - COM software and then the right settings in both the map program and on the GPS.

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