Originally Posted by captden
I just installed a new computer on board and of course it doesn't have a d9 port to connect my raymarine
nav300 to it. I have tried using the usb to d9 plug
and installed the driver but I can't get it to communicate to my maptech software
. Does anyone know if this can be done?
to Nobeltec+OpenCPN setup uses a DB9-USB converter. MANY people do it this way. A lot of them have problems. Almost always they can be fairly easily resolved.
I am not familiar with your GPS
or Nav software, but when using a DB9-USB converter, the problem is almost always figuring out which virtual serial
port it is assigned to.
Each time you plug it in, if you use a different USB port, most drivers will assign it to a different serial
port. Also, many software packages by defualt only look at the lower number ports
, while the virtual port number assigned may be above that range.
Depending on your OS, the methods will be different, but you would do the equivalent of this: With the GPS
unplugged from the USB pot, go into hardware
manager and look for the serial ports
that are assigned. Then plug the GPS in and wait for it to auto-config. A new port should show up. That should be the GPS. Then go into the software and configure it to look at that port.
Other things to look at is make sure the GPS and software are set for the same protocol (probably NMEA) and same transmission
If you still have problems, maybe someone who has more experience with these situations can help.