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dlw1146

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BU-353 and Garmin nroute
« on: February 29, 2012, 07:22:55 PM »
Well, I found out the hard way that a GlobalSat BU-353 does not work with Garmin nroute.
Anyone have any ideas on how to get it to work with nroute?
Or, suggestions for a navigator that it will work with... free I hope.

Don

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Re: BU-353 and Garmin nroute
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 07:04:25 AM »
It should be no problem to get it working with nRoute. Download GPSGate. It will translate from NMEA to Garmin's protocol on the fly and provide a "virtual port" to use with nRoute. It can also give you additional virtual ports if you like, allowing you to run more than one navigation application at the same time.

I use this myself with nRoute and a Navation USB GPS stick. Have been able to run nRoute, MobilePC and OziExplorer at the same time. See: http://gpsgate.com/download

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Re: BU-353 and Garmin nroute
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 09:58:22 AM »
Thanks for replying.
Downloaded and installed GpsGate.
Have a 'yellow' icon on status bar.. means its working I understand.
When trying to connect in nroute, I get a 'com3 is not available' message.
I've tried all com settings in nroute and gpsgate... nothing works.

Any ideas appreciated.
Don

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Re: BU-353 and Garmin nroute
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 10:41:58 AM »
Yellow means that the software is connected to the GPS but there is no position fix. This thread seems a bit off topic for GPSFiledepot. I suggest you go to  http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/garmin-mobile-pc/ where you will find extensive discussion of using nRoute and GPSGate (do a search there). I have used them on a Windows 7 tablet computer, Windows 7 netbook and Windows XP netbook without problem so I'm sure your issue has to do with config settings.

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Re: BU-353 and Garmin nroute
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 10:58:11 AM »
Thanks and will do.
Don