Originally Posted by the13bats
okay a couple kind chaps got me on my way with a download of eroute, after learning that if I didn't have garmin poi installed the eroute would not install it would abort saying I had no previous eroute on my comp...
so I grabbed the map I needed and fired it up, but trouble in paradise, it will not find the com port 8 that the gps is on nor does Applying com 8 manually help,
this laptop is the old dell e6420 xfr on win 7 pro 64...I will keep putzing with it and hopefully some cool cat has a fix for me...thanks all!
Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
I can explain the Install issues if you care. Let me know.
The COM port problem is more likely a protocol issue. nRoute can be set to COM8, as you've already discovered. When it's trying to discover a COM port it's doing much more than looking for the COM port. It's also looking for a GPS data stream it can recognize.
That requires a baud rate match and the data stream must be in Garmin protocol, not standard NMEA. I can explain the difference if you're interested.
To resolve this you will need to install GPSGate Express. A quick Google search will discover it. It's free. If you have difficulties with it just holler.
Originally Posted by tcassidy
Maps for your Nuvi are not in the right format for use with MapSource or nRoute. The only way to have a MapSource type map on your computer is when you update the map on the Nuvi from Garmin.