Posted by John Smith on April 11, 2010, 2:34 pmPlease Register and login to reply and use other advanced options
Got an ND-100 GPS dongle and can't figure out how to get the information off
it and into any applications.
Don't have a CD-drive so downloaded the driver and GPS utility from the
website. Installed the drivers, plugged it in and it seems to be detected on
all my USB ports, ranging from COM 6 to COM 8, although no light comes on
like it is supposed to. Some reviews say that the light is hard to see in
Opened the MiniCDU program and selected the COM port that it's plugged in
to, and am getting nothing - even if it isn't receiving GPS info it's
supposed to display 0s in the application. Have tried changing the baud rate
to match what's on the packaging, in the manual and in the device manager >
COM port settings, and also changing the COM port settings to 4800 baud
which is what most GPS applications are accepting, but still nothing.
Have tried it in all USB ports and everything else that seems to be an
option in the miniCDU program and still no output.
Posted by Anthony R. Gold on April 11, 2010, 4:51 pm
Try downloading the free trial version of MS Streets and Trips and see
whether that detects it: http://www.microsoft.com/streets/en-us/Trial.aspx
Posted by John Smith on April 11, 2010, 5:45 pm
I have Autoroute 2007 which is the same sort of thing, I believe. Before I
got the ND-100, there was only one item showing under available COM ports
under the "Configure GPS" option, which was COM 5, where I have a internal
However, with the ND-100 connected, when I scan the COM ports, it shows the
ones for my bluetooth (COM 5) and the first USB that I have the ND100
plugged into (COM 6) but after each of those, it says "no devices detected"
So it recognises that there is something attached to the port, but it is not
seeing the device.
Posted by Anthony R. Gold on April 11, 2010, 6:04 pm
Try setting the baud rate in Device Manager. 115,000 bps and 4800 bps are
two defaults that are frequently used.
Posted by John Smith on April 11, 2010, 6:09 pm
It says it's a 34800 device, and I tried that and others, as device manager
gave me defaults of 9600 - but nothing worked
Posted by Marvin Hlavac on April 12, 2010, 6:29 am
Your AutoRoute 2007 will not work with any boad rate other than 4800. If
your GPS receiver doesn't include a utility software to change the default
baun rate, you may use GpsGate
To read more visit our forum for Microsoft AutoRoute
Posted by John Smith on April 12, 2010, 7:20 am
The GPS itself is a 38400 baud device, but there is a utility that comes
with the GPS dongle (MiniCDU) that allows you to change the baud rate.
Posted by Alan Whit on April 11, 2010, 5:51 pm
Have you clicked the 'Connect' icon in the top left hand corner of
Mozilla Firefox and Forte Agent.
Twenty-eight miles NW of Glasgow, overlooking Lochs Long and Goil in Argyll,
Webcam and weather:- http://windycroft.co.uk/weather
Posted by John Smith on April 11, 2010, 6:02 pm
Yes, and afterwards in the bottom left corner it says Connected COM (X)
xxxxxx baud. But nothing results, no data.
How obvious is the operating LED - I've read that it is hard to see in
daylight. But I can't see anything in darkness either.
Posted by John Smith on April 13, 2010, 4:46 pm
- Posted In