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xPosTech
I started the d/l about 3 PM. Earlier the Cricket modem was running about 12 Kb/s. When there was a glitch and the modem needed to reset I unplugged it and tethered the phone. Then if I looked closely I could see the green bar under the blue ball with the 1 on it slowly moving. I get 300-1200 Kb/s with the phone.

At about the half-way point and it's stopped. Hoovering the cursor on the green bar pops up "48% 0 K/bs". If I try to close it says it could "leave device in an unusable state". I don't think that applies to GMPC though. I can always remove and reinstall.

I think I will wait till later tonight when there is less traffic and d/l to GMPC and PC (although I didn't notice the advanced tab the first time). That way I can update to another laptop without another d/l.

I just got the Cricket Broadband yesterday. I think I'll send it back. Well maybe I'll check around and see if I can tweak it first. It is s l o w. Like it's got to speed up to stop.

Ted
tcassidy
Look for the 'Install Options' button. The box at the bottom is the one you want if you need to apply this to other computers. The radio buttons let you choose if you want a copy for MapSource

Terry
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xPosTech
OK Thanks, Terry. I've got it for this update.

Only thing is I can't find the Lifetime from this computer. I think I need to wait till the update finishes on the T91MT and try it from there. It's got Garmin Communicator on it. I haven't installed GMPC on this Gateway yet.

When I install GMPC on this one I can just move the updater files over via WiFi?

Also I saw a link to Redeem Additional Unlock Coupon. That can't be for Mapsource, can it?

This looks like a purchased update:

nüMaps Onetime™ City
Navigator® North America
NT 2011
2011.20

(I can't turn off this Bold text from the copy/paste)

Ted
tcassidy
You don't have to move the Updater stuff over. Just go to MyGarmin on the other computer and it will install when needed.

The map that will automatically install at a location on your computer that MapSource can find and use will be unlocked already. That is assuming you choose the 'Both' option. Once you know where that map file is, you can copy and paste it to the same location on the other computer (assuming the same o/s) and type in the 25 digit unlock code that is on your MyGarmin page. Or go online with that computer and unlock it with the 10x

I agree also about the update. That is not how I would normally expect them to appear (and I have done several). Probably to do with the way Garmin solved our problem (or theirs).

Terry
xPosTech
I'll know more once the update completes. The Support email stated I would be able to buy the Lifetime.

I'm thinking maybe DrivenGPS got William Shatner to negotiate that low price. Cause he got them one L of a deal.

$49.99 is still up on their site, BTW. Marked down from $269.99.

As if marked down from $149.99 would not draw any takers.

Ted
tcassidy
The lifetime product should be no big deal. You can order it separately and then associate it with the 10x. The original error was the site didn't see the 10x. Now that it does, I can't see a problem.
nMaps Lifetime

Terry
xPosTech
Great! Thanks, Terry. I guess I'm one of those who're always looking for the ton of bricks.

My update wound up taking a little over 5 hours. Fri. night traffic I reckon.

Ted
tcassidy
Ted, I am still not comfortable with the layout I see on MyGarmin for this product. It does not match another Mobile PC (w/20x) one I have. There are no buttons under the Map Updates section to order the one time or life time updates. I think it would work but have contacted Garmin again as it doesn't look right. I will let you know what they say.


EDIT. I tried a bogus number (one I'd already redeemed) for the Activate gift card section (where you would put your nuMaps ID) and it did give the response I expected. So I guess everything is ok. Maybe those buttons don't appear until the next map update is released as Ken suggested before we got the serial number thing resolved.


Terry
xPosTech
Thanks again, Terry.

Without the help I've found here I would still have 2020.10 maps. I wouldn't even know the maps were update-able, much less have them updated. Not being familiar with what I should be seeing at Garmin I would be stumbling around in the dark.

Ted

Edit: Ahem. That should be 2010.10.
tcassidy
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPosTech

2020.10 maps

Ted
Wow, can we get a copy of that! Do they still have roads or does everybody use jet cars!

Terry
xPosTech
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
Wow, can we get a copy of that! Do they still have roads or does everybody use jet cars!

Terry


Ted
Marvin Hlavac
Just a quick update...

My GPS-10x has been working just fine. I'm very happy with the purchase. I didn't need it, as my software-only version of Garmin Mobile PC worked just fine with my various USB and Bluetooth GPS receivers, but I just couldn't resist the low low price (the special price is no longer in effect).


I was able to update online (for free) to the 2011.x map data.

At first I experienced occasional slow connection times between GMPC and the Bluetooth GPS-10x. It was just a small annoyance rather than a show stopper, but a HUGE thanks goes to Terry (tcassidy) who tested the issue on several of his computers over a few days, and he eventually identified the cause of the problem. It was related to me having the software-only GMPC installed first. The un-installation procedure didn't remove everything from the registry, which caused my new GMPC, the version with the Bluetooth GPS-10x, to look for a 'connected' (USB) GPS receiver every second time the application was started. I corrected my installation as per Terry's instructions, and less than a minute later everything worked as it should.
SnoBear
Slightly off topic, but I have a Nuvi with life time Map updates and would like to add life time updates to my GMPC with the 20x GPS. My question is can I copy the latest updated maps from Mapsource that were downloaded for the Nuvi? I have no problem purchasing the additional Map license for GMPC, but I would like to avoid the second 2 Gig download of the same maps already residing on my laptop. I am a full time RV'er and finding bandwidth for one download is difficult enough, never mind doing it twice...
I asked Garmin and they said "Let us know how it works out".
Curious if anyone has tried copying from Mapsource to GMPC with a second unlock code.

Thanks for your thoughts

Brad in Moab, UT for the moment...
tcassidy
I don't think that would work as the one loaded to your MapSource is unlocked to the Nuvi. I don't think you have to download it again if you specifically saved the download required to use with other units. Can't remember the specific wording.

If you have the 25 digit code for the map specific to your 20x, you might add that to MapSource and then try transferring part of the map to Mobile PC and see if it unlocks ok. If so transfer all of it. You could also go online and unlock the map to MapSource using the 20x. I see the problem as 2 unlock codes but Mobile PC might work with that anyway.

If it works ok, you can rename gmapsupp.img to gmapprom.img in the GarminMobilePC folder after moving the original gmapprom.img somewhere else.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Okay, I thought I understood Garmin maps pretty good but you've got me confused, Terry. Are you saying it should work or it shouldn't?

I see no reason it shouldn't work. Mapsource doesn't care what device a map product was originally unlocked to. Once a map product is installed in Mapsource you can add as many unlock codes to that product as you wish to buy. I've got one with three unlock codes .. one for my Nuvi, one for my eTrex and one for Mobile PC. Mapsource is happy. The Nuvi is happy. The eTrex is happy. Mobile PC is happy. I'm happy.

So, with each new lifetime update download for the Nuvi, Brad would be able to buy an unlock code for the 20x, add it to Mapsource and compile the maps for Mobile PC rather than doing another download for Mobile PC.

But I'm pretty sure that's not what Brad wants.

The real issue is the lifetime thing. If Brad doesn't want to have to buy a new unlock code for Mobile PC for each update and doesn't want to have to download each update twice, it should still work. When I go to My Garmin and go to the MyMaps tab and click on Details for my City Navigator lifetime update product, it lists the unlock code for each update that I've received. So, all Brad should have to do is cut/paste the unlock code for the City Navigator lifetime update version that is registered to his 20x into Mapsource and he's good to go (this requires purchasing another lifetime update for his 20x, which he said he's prepared to do).

The tricky part is, When does the unlock code for each quarterly update get placed in MyGarmin? Does it go there as soon as he is notified of an update available? Or does he have to start the download to trigger it. Either way, I'm positive that what Brad wants to do will work. The worst case is that he would have to start the download to trigger the creation of the unlock code, kill the download, go to his MyGarmin and cut/paste the unlock code into Mapsource.

...ken...
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