I bought a second hand Comnav Mariner X2 AIS
. The AIS
was working for the previous owner but when I connect it to my laptop
to update the static data using USB connection, I get a Windows message that the device has malfunctioned and that Windows does not recognize it. I do not have a driver for it and thought to connect it to a MAC laptop
since a driver is not needed to connect it on them MAC. In this case, there was no error message but the ProAIS2 software
does not see it either.
Does anybody knows what could the problem be? I did not connect it to a GPS antenna
yet nor did I connect the nmea 0183
signal cable to the laptop or the 12 V power supply. The installation
manual says that the device does not need the 12 volt power connected to connect to a PC with the USB cable. Could it be that the device require the VHF
and GPS antenna
connected to work
at all and let windows recognize it?