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Streets & Trips requires Bluetooth pairing each time GPS started
myronlh
I have a netbook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit running Streets & Trips 2011. I am using a Garmin gps10 which is Bluetooth connected to the netbook. The Windows blue tooth makes the connection to com 3 which is then seen by S&T and everything works as it should. I can close S&T, restart the program and it still sees the gps signal. The problem which I cannot seem to solve comes up when I close S&T and turn off the gps 10 then try to restart S&T. It is not able to find com 3 again until I go through the Bluetooth pairing again. Is there a way to reserve and hold onto com 3 so it will always be available?
tcassidy
Make sure that when you pair the GPS10, you select 'Enter the device's pairing code' rather than any other choice. The pairing code for the GPS 10 and GPS 10x is 1234. If you select 'Pair without using a code', the device will only be paired for that connection. As soon as it loses contact (you turn the GPS off), you will have to pair it again.

Terry
tcassidy
myronlh,
If your GPS is really a Garmin GPS 10 and not a 10x, we had a previous report of the same problem you are experiencing. The user was not able to resolve it though. Possibly, the GPS 10 will not pair properly in the Win 7 64 environment.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/3769-automatic-pairing-bluetooth-gps-windows-7-64-bit

Terry
myronlh
Thanks for the reply and yes it is one of the old original GPS 10 by Garmin and I have been pairing with the code. I guess my solution maybe a new GPS receiver.


Solution: I purchased Kensington bluetooth dongle which I just plugged in and let Windows 7 find/install. The results were as I described above. I just now used the install disk that was included with the Kensington and it has the Tsohiba Bluetooth Stack. Using the TBS works now without repairing each time I turn off my GPS10. I think the reason it works is because the bluetooth communications is started on the port assigned by TBS and it is always set to be the same which Streets & Trips really likes.
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