trying to set up an old windows xp netbook on the boat as better, faster, plotter than the clunky, slow 20yo furuno
is on the computer and have loaded it with local maps
BUT, have not been able to get NMEA
data from the GPS
to computer via serial
to usb converter
is good as it supplies gps
position to the DSC VHF
to usb converter driver installed, device manager shows it com6, baud rate 4800
connection created at com6, baud rate 4800
net suggests the 2 NMEA wires should connect to pin 9(gnd) and pin 2(rx)
but have tried all possible wiring
connections with no success. opencpn nmea debugging never showing anything received
guess next step is to use device manager to lower the com port buffers...
open to other suggestions...