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Old 12-08-2015, 20:36   #1
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Nobeltec not responding to GPS puck

I have just installed my old Nobeltec into another old laptop with Windows XP. It worked fine on the old one, but now everything is fine except it does not see the GPS puck plugged into the USB port and "NO GPS" shows in red in the console. The light on the puck flashes happily.

I have done the "ports configure thing" and speed is set at 7200 (not sure if that's right) and I have installed the driver from a disc. Any suggestions?
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Re: Nobeltec not responding to GPS puck

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I have just installed my old Nobeltec into another old laptop with Windows XP. It worked fine on the old one, but now everything is fine except it does not see the GPS puck plugged into the USB port and "NO GPS" shows in red in the console. The light on the puck flashes happily.

I have done the "ports configure thing" and speed is set at 7200 (not sure if that's right) and I have installed the driver from a disc. Any suggestions?
Been awhile. Try 4800baud. Port config on XP was tricky at times-no known reason. Are you using USB or serial ?
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Thanks Len, I will try that.
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Old 12-08-2015, 21:34   #4
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No, didn't work Len. Thanks anyway.
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Re: Nobeltec not responding to GPS puck

Have just checked Virtual Navigation Suite in my Vista laptop which is not XP, the baud rate is 4800 and the port it is looking for is #8. I know this is not a direct match up but hope it can help.
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Re: Nobeltec not responding to GPS puck

Call Nobeltec, have their technician go via remote into your computer and diagnose and fix the problem at no charge.

I had the same problem, turned out to be a a Nobeltec update that needed to be done.

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Re: Nobeltec not responding to GPS puck

I have found that pucks are not really reliable in this situation. I got spotty results trying to feed a PC. Once I went to a mushroom on the pushpit, it works like a charm.
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Re: Nobeltec not responding to GPS puck

Hi,
In XP days the Gps data stream got confused and windows detected it as a mouse not a gps. Unplug it and reboot, start Nobeltech and then plug the puck back in. Check your com port and speed should be 4800. You may have to reboot a couple of times.
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