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Old 18-07-2018, 02:30   #1
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Opencpn not accepting NavmonPC virtual port?

Hi,

had to change the Nav PC. Now on Windows 10.

I can get OpenCPN OR NavmonPC to read the virtual serial port (in my case COM5) of the Miniplex 3 USB NMEA converter.
My mouse problem is solved too.

Still, if I try to do it the way, I used to do on the old XP machine, which means setting NavmonPC up that it sends data to another virtual port (In my case COM16) I have trouble connecting OpenCPN to receive data on that port instead of COM5.
NavmonPC definitely sends data to this port.
Basically I want to loop the Miniplex data through NavmonPC to OpenCPN.

Under XP that worked.
I also tried a TCP server from NavmonPC, which puts out data. Still OpenCPN does not show this data either.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks,

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Old 18-07-2018, 02:43   #2
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Re: Opencpn not accepting NavmonPC virtual port?

Franziska, I've used both NMPC's virtual serial ports and the NMPC TCP/IP server to send Miniplex (and other) data to OCPN on Win10 systems. It sounds like you've got the virtual ports setup, but do make sure they are working by using (say) Putty or another terminal program.

I assume you are familiar with the fact that the virtual ports that NMPC can install do not work under 64-bit Windows, so you need to install Franson GPSgate (or whatever they are calling the free one) in order to get working virtual port drivers.

None of which explains why your TCP/IP server connection is failing. All I can tell you is that it works for me on every version of PC and Microsoft OS I've tried. Keep plugging away!
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Re: Opencpn not accepting NavmonPC virtual port?

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I also tried a TCP server from NavmonPC, which puts out data. Still OpenCPN does not show this data either.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks,

Franziska

Can you show us the TCP server settings in NavMonPc as well as the OpenCPN TCP input settings?


Without seeing it, I suggest you use (for both) the "localhost" internal IP address 127.0.0.1 and a port number like 11111 (just needs to be the same on both sides).



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Re: Opencpn not accepting NavmonPC virtual port?

Hey guys. Many thanks, it's working.

Horray!

I used the TCP route. I'm not a network administrator so got confused by adress and port.
Using the same port and setting the adress in OpenCPN helped. No need to set the adress in NavmonPC.

Paul thanks as well for the hint with the 64bit serial port issue. I was not aware of that.

All good now.
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