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3aTi3
Is it possible to use my GPS-capable laptop as a Bluetooth receiver to use the GPS signal on my PDA?

The PDA GPS software works using NMEA sentences, and my GPS hardware (Ericsson F3507g mobile broadband module with GPS) uses them too (checked the log).

I setup the input (says OK, valid coordinates) and then Bluetooth server for output (service running OK!), connect with my PDA, but it says no GPS data available.
Ken in Regina
You might need a specific app on the PDA to send the GPS data out on Bluetooth. The internal GPS handler in the PDA probably does not do that itself. It likely only makes it available on an internal "port" for the PDA apps to use.

...ken...
tcassidy
Yes but this is a thread about GPS Gate. There is a version for PPC and it might be able to do that. It would not output the BT signal to the port you use to connect the PDA to the computer though.

Terry
3aTi3
Thank you for your reply.

Actually I didn't tell the whole story, wanted to be as simple as possible.

The truth is I have a jailbroken iPod touch, which is able to connect to Bluetooth GPS receivers using a special app. This app can handle almost all Bluetooth GPS receivers which use NMEA sentences. I wanted to know if GpsGate could transmit Bluetooth signals from the notebook, that the iPod recognizes as an external receiver.

It was just an idea, was curious if I can do that, cause it would be easier to handle a small device to navigate than a notebook.
yanbros
I'm not sure if I did it right. But the green G is showing. I have Garmin Mobile PC and nRoute running at the same time. But only Mobile PC is showing satellites while nRoute is still attempting connection to GPS. Help please.
tcassidy
Make sure nRoute is set to look at the COM port GPS Gate designated as Garmin output.

Terry
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yanbros
Thanks for the tip. It works now.
f5fstop
For a single Vista laptop, with one Global Sat BU-353 receiver, is the Express version OK?
Ken in Regina
It has nothing to do with your computer or GPS receiver.

The Express version only allows you to connect the GPS receiver to two navigation programs simultaneously. It's possible that it does not have all the features of the more expensive version. I don't know if that's the case because I have not compared the features. I have the Express version because it's just what I need.

If you only want to have two navigation programs running with a GPS connection and you don't want any other features that it doesn't have, the Express version is the one to get.

...ken...
f5fstop
I'm having to run GPS Gate wizard to assign a com port each time I turn on the computer and plug in the receiver. Is this normal, or is there a setting I have to set after the process.

I know with Vista, this can be normal if switching USB ports, but I'm using the same USB port.
Marvin Hlavac
Is the com port different each time you experience this?
f5fstop
It shouldn't be. I know if I plug into a different USB port each time, it has to search, but I'm using the exact same USB port each time.

It might be a Vista problem. One of the reasons I delegated the Toshiba with Vista to the Hummer and purchased a new HP with WIN 7 for everyday use. I have had problems with other devices too.

Everytime I sync'ed my blackberry to the Vista machine, using the same USB port, it had to load the driver. But if hooking up my external drive on the same computer it didn't have to reload the driver each time.

Just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.

Thanks to all....
Marvin Hlavac
GpsGate seems to save user preferences on exit. Set your preferences, then close GpsGate by clicking its icon in the system tray (just restarting your computer is not enough). After that all should be fine.
f5fstop
Thanks, I'll give that a try
malaki86
Vista's 'forgetting' about the drivers for the gps puck seems to be fairly normal. That's why GPSGate is using the GPS on port 42 now. It started out at port 7.
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