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Old 09-07-2018, 17:22   #1
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having trouble connecting to my Garmin GPS on a Mac

I'm trying to run OpenCPN on my MacBook Pro with El Capitan OSX. I'm having trouble hooking up with my Garmin GPSMap 162. I use the correct USB-serial connector, I've got the correct driver installed, in System Preferences, the Network shows my USB-Serial Controller D connection but when I try to connect,the connection to my serial GPS input fails to hook up. Perhaps my Garmin is to old.

in my opencpn.log I can see the following msg: GPS Watchdog timeout at Lat:44:4216 Lon: -68.9883 which is my correct location, but I don't understand why it times out.
in my Mac log the message is: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests, connection terminated, CCLExit: 0, Serial link disconnected


If anyone uses a Mac & OpenCPN, could you tell me what GPS unit you use to receive your nav data, and any special instructions you needed to follow to create a connection to your GPS signal.

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having trouble connecting to my Garmin GPS on a Mac

I know that as far as WiFi is concerned, an Apple product has its own language if you will, you have to have a GPS with a switch, that you can switch to Apple.
Not sure about wired, but maybe?
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Re: having trouble connecting to my Garmin GPS on a Mac

If you use the Garmin USB to RS232 Converter Calble (Garmin Part Number 010-10310-00) note that the driver for this converter does not work for 64bit Mac. See the Garmin information at https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-10310-00


Try to use the Keyspan USA-19HS converter which is the best converter for Macs.


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