Please be kind, despite a career in banking and associated computers
I'm really a newbie when it comes to laptops/windows etc.
I have open cpn
version 4 installed on 2 laptops, one is a Lenovo g50 with windows 8 the other is a Compaq with windows 2000. the Lenovo uses a global sat gps
dongle/receiver. the Compaq utilises an older dongle. both dongles have baud rate of 4800.
I am rebuilding my yacht so I haven't used open cpn
in quite some time, probably more than 12 months ago when I downloaded version 4, At that time both laptops worked Ok.
My partner and I were discussing our soon to be cruising area yesterday, and in response to a question I fired up the Lenovo to show her the chart, At that time I noticed it was taking what seemed a long time to acquire satellites, in fact we gave up and went home. Today I have checked the coms port numbers, the baud rate ( for some reason this was 9800 on both laptops so I reset it to 4800) I have deleted open cpn and reinstalled it and have also done the same to the global sat program.The latter has a display in a separate program where I can see it is picking up satellites and it is displaying lat and long but open cpn does not seem to be getting the info. I have centred the map over my position, cant think of anything else. I have a hard copy of the user manual and have followed the instructions for setting up gps
. I must be missing something, HELP.