Originally Posted by danrochas
Daunting they are indeed!!
I've tried the solutions you propose and by now am quite aware of this issues when connecting this devices.
The problem, as I've stated on other post is that SEACLEAR cannot open ports!!! The device manager in windows does not even shows any ports
if the isn't anything connected to the.
I need a insight!!
For me this is turning from daunting to haunting!!!
Why after a couple of hours trying different possibilities it just works and after I close and open it again it stops working?
Don't use SeaClear to 'open ports'. Use the GPS
'test' program that comes with your GPS
to initialize the GPS, then close it and open SeaClear. SeaClear will then usually see the GPS.
You see, the problem comes when different software(s) like to configure the GPS setting for their own use. Usually, those settings are different for differing programs. For example, the Delorme GPS 'test' program for the Earthmate likes to see the GPS firmware set to USB mode, while the Seaclear soltware wants the GPS set to 'generic', with an assigned com port, 4500 baud rate, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit. (By the same token, you may need to manually assign the GPS a com port, & baud rate, data, stop bits -- in the Windows device manager -- yeah, I know...its a USB, but it still can be assigned a (virtual) com port --before SeaClear will 'recognize' or 'see' it.
One other thing....be patient, as sometimes it takes several minutes before SeaClear will see the GPS unit, as the GPS has to acquire the satellites and a signal before SeaClear will accept it, apparently. Patience is a virtue