Originally Posted by roberto11
I would like to understand if is possible to have several programs working at the same time sharing one GPS.
I connected the Furuno
GP-32 to the Pc using a Serial
to USB, works fine but to have the gps on one program I have to disable it from the other.
Thank you for your suggestions!!
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I'm no geek, quite the reverse but when I first bought a BU353 GPS puck
and installed OpenCPN
, Seaclear and another commercial
program I had been given, I did manage to get them all running from the one Bu353 GPs by using a fee to download port splitting program I lost
with a major screwup it was all on so only have memory now to go on. It was running Vista and the freebie port splitter was easy to use. My current laptop
has Win8.1 and i don't know if a port splitter is available.
IIRC you used the portsplitter program to identify which port was getting the gPS data, then used the same program to duplicate that to another port number, then told the nav software
, in it's settings,to look for that duplicate port for data.
No doubt someone cleverer than me will pop up soon with better info...