Manufacturer: Pharos, Prolific
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 2.0 MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98/98SE/2000/2003/XP/ME/NT4
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 04 Jul 2010
Microsoft USB GPS Port is a communication channel developed by Microsoft and used by the USB GPS receiver to facilitate communication from the GPS receiver to the user. Users utilize the USB GPS Port to connect to their GPS receivers and communicate with them. The GPS receiver permits real time navigation using tone's laptop for route positioning as well as graphical plotting. All the user has to do is load the GPS driver, plug in the GPS receiver to the USB port of the PC and install their own street mapping to be able to view their real-time position compared to the streets that are found around the travel area. Before the street mapping software is installed, the COM port must be configured so that it can accept the GPS receiver. It is only after this that the GPS receiver can be plugged into the laptop.
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For one to verify if the COM port has been assigned to their GPS, they should open ‚ÄúControl Panel‚Äù then press ‚ÄúSystem‚Äù and choose ‚Äúdevice manager‚Äù. One should then locate ‚ÄúPort (COM and LPT) then maximize it. USB to Serial port will be displayed and it will be assigned to the COM port. Users should note that they will need to change the mapping software's baud rate to 4800. If this is not done, the GPS data may not be accessed. Users of the USB GPS receiver are advised to plug the USB GPS in only after they have installed the USB driver. For the device to function effectively and efficiently, users are advised to always ensure that they are using the latest version of the device driver. Old versions have been known to create conflict and produce errors in the work in the work of the device. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Microsoft USB GPS Port errors before installing any driver updates.