I saw your reply at GC.com, ClydeE. It actually worked after I changed to
COM3. I can't believe it! LOL
I am so glad that it wasn't the cables. I don't know what it is but it
does seem to at least be transferring.
My next problem is with GSAK not registering that a transfer had even
gone through. I addressed that with you in the forum at GC.com. I don't
want to clog up this GPSBabel list anymore than I have to now that part
of the problem has been fixed. Hopefully, this next problem is a simple
Thanks again for all your help! I am so happy right now to see a transfer
going through, you wouldn't believe it! I have been messing with this
thing for days now and was about to give up! LOL
Thanks again to you and RJL for the help!
Sandy - pandybat
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 07:47:16 +0800 "Clyde England" <cwe@...>
> GSAK will allow you to enter the com port manually, so you can just
> key in
> COM3 for the com port. Give it a try, but as GSAK lists the com
> ports that
> windows recognizes I still get the feeling this will not work.
> The fact you can't get it to work with either EasyGps or GSAK is
> damming evidence that there is a problem with your system/setup. It
> just be windows 98. I am no comms guru, but this really gets down to
> hardware issue with your system rather than anything to do with
> EasyGps or
> First base would be to get this serial adapter to talk to ANY
> device. You will need to do a bit of research on the Internet on how
> can track down the root of the problem. If the supplier of the
> adapter has
> a website, log on as see if there is a support section or FAQ.
> Failing this
> I suggest you find a site or forum that can offer technical
> expertise in
> USB=>Serial adapters
> *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
> On 25/04/04 at 1:50 PM pandybat@... wrote:
> >I uninstalled the driver for the cable this morning. When I
> >the driver, the little green light on the cable would not light up
> so I
> >am assuming it was not being recognized on my system. So then, I
> >reinstalled the driver for the serial port cable and it is showing
> >recognized on my computer. (My Computer>Properties>Device
> >(COM and LPT)>Serial on USB (COM 3). When I go into the Serial on
> >(COM 3), on the general tab, it shows that it is working properly.
> On the
> >Port Settings tab, I'm not sure what settings it should be set at.
> >just left them as they were installed.
> >Bit per second: 57600
> >Data bits: 8
> >Parity: none
> >Stop bits: 1
> >Flow control: Hardware
> >On the Driver tab, I tried updating the driver using the CD that
> >with the cable and it is showing the newest driver as being used.
> >almost positive that this cable is working. As far as connecting
> >device to the serial port cable to test it, I don't have anything
> >here available to attach to it. Maybe I could borrow something
> >someone in my family to hook up to it. What kind of devices still
> use 9
> >When I go into GSAK, it only gives me the option of setting up my
> >on COM 1 or COM 2. GSAK is not recognizing a COM 3. Is that
> >Would uninstalling and reinstalling GSAK help it give me a COM 3
> >Under the GPS tab in GSAK and EasyGPS, nothing works except the
> "GPS set
> >up" in GSAK. I can't test serial connections or send or receive or
> >anything. In GSAK, it acts like it wants to but it doesn't go
> >just sits there. In EasyGPS, when I hit send, nothing happens. I
> can set
> >up my Garmin in GSAK but in EasyGPS, that is not an option.
> >Thanks for trying to help me.
> >Sandy - pandybat
> >On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 23:37:00 -0500 Robert Lipe
> >> pandybat@... wrote:
> >> > informed that GSAK uses GPSBabel "under the hood" to send
> >> waypoints to
> >> > a GPSr.
> >> True.
> >> > Does EasyGPS also use GPSBabel to send waypoints?
> >> No. They were completely independently developed.
> >> > I tried sending waypoints to my GPSr using it as well and
> >> > also doesn't do anything. No response to sending or
> >> > waypoints. I even tried testing my serial connection
> >> > EasyGPS and still nothing happens. I just
> >> That's pretty damning evidence of a cabling or serial port
> >> > can't figure out why neither of these programs seem to
> >> > to anything I want them to do as far as sending or
> >> Does any other device attached to this serial port work?
> >> RJL