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  • Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

    GPSScan_debug.exe is a small tool from the Miopocket Tronik utilities. It does seem to run standalone(atleast on a wince gps) and did find the port, baud rate, and protocol of my GPS. So if you need a "tool" to find your gps port, you might want to give GPSScan_debug.exe a try.

    If GPSScan_Debug doesn't work for you, you might want to try WinCE Device Information.rar. It can provide GPS port , baudrate, available memory, screen resolution, and wince version.

    For TMC port;

    Last edited by dohcacr; 30th October 2011, 14:37.

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    Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

    thank you i will try to see if i find anything

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      Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

      Thanks it works well. For a minute I thought it dint work but then it showed a message with the info. Thank you.

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        Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

        Yeah, you need some patience with this app. Takes a minute or two for the data to be revealed.

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          Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

          This must be a noob question, but pardon me. Is it possible or a GPS unit to have more than one port and baud rate where NMEA data can be obtained? For example, the GPSScan_debug tool told me that my port is com 1 and baud rate is 9600 and indeed when I set that in my ndrive it picks up the signal but very very weakly. I was going through the contents of my GPS flash rom and I saw that the OEM had actually specific com port 4 with baud rate 4800. I got very confused. So is it possible for a device to provide GPS data from more than one port/baud rate combo?

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            Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

            Not likely that there is more than one port dedicated to collecting gps data, but what have you got to loose in trying the port the manufacturer recommended? Actually, is not unusual for a gps manufacturer to make similar devices with different port configurations. An example would be the Insignia NS-NAV01 and the Insignia NS-NAV01c. They look identical, but the NAV01c, which was made for distribution in Canada, has a different port configuration than the NAV01 which was made for distribution in the US.

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              Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

              Originally posted by dohcacr View Post
              GPSScan_debug.exe is a small tool from the Miopocket Tronik utilities. It does seem to run standalone(atleast on a wince gps) and did find the port, baud rate, and protocol of my GPS. So if you need a "tool" to find your gps port, you might want to give GPSScan_debug.exe a try.

              If GPSScan_Debug doesn't work for you, you might want to try WinCE Device Information.rar. It can provide GPS port , baudrate, available memory, screen resolution, and wince version.

              For TMC port;

              Do I run this on my PC or I haw to insert this in my car gps and how?

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                Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                Originally posted by splico9 View Post
                Do I run this on my PC or I haw to insert this in my car gps and how?
                No, you run it from your gps device. If you have a sd card, copy it to the sd card and CECMD, Explorer or some such file manager to start it.

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                  Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                  Originally posted by dohcacr View Post
                  No, you run it from your gps device. If you have a sd card, copy it to the sd card and CECMD, Explorer or some such file manager to start it.
                  Wot is CECMD. How to do that???

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                    Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                    Originally posted by splico9 View Post
                    Wot is CECMD. How to do that???
                    It is a file manager utility, but I guess if you can't figure out how to run gpsscan_debug, you won't be able to figure out how to run cecmd either. I don't even know what kind of GPS you have, so I can't tell you how to do it.

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                      Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                      Hi, i have a wayway gps, but i cant seemed to use the gpsscan_debug. i load it to the GPS and the error msg --- cant run. is not a win 32 application. please help!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                        Originally posted by meipin86 View Post
                        Hi, i have a wayway gps, but i cant seemed to use the gpsscan_debug. i load it to the GPS and the error msg --- cant run. is not a win 32 application. please help!
                        It would seem that you are trying to run gpsscan_debug.exe on your PC. That won't work. You need to copy the gpsscan_debug.exe to your sd card and execute it with wince. To do that you will have to use cecmd, explorer, or have a gps menuing system that allows you to modify the navigation path. Since wince is slow, it will take a while to go through all combinations of ports and baudrates, so be patient, it will take a few minutes for the port and baudrate information to be displayed on the screen

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                          Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                          Ok the program told me port 1 and baud 4800
                          set it all as such still no satelite signals

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                          • #14
                            Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                            [QUOTE=aussiepaul;140004]Ok the program told me port 1 and baud 4800
                            set it all as such still no satelite signals[/QUOTE

                            The GPS will take a lot longer to find a satellite the first time, because it does no know where on the earth it is located, so it has no idea idea where to look for a satellite signal. Take your gps outside where it has a clear shot at the open sky and leave it for an hour. Then check to see if it has acquired a lock.

                            [gps]
                            baud="4800"
                            port="1"

                            This is how the info should appear in your sys.txt.

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                              Re: Find your GPS port, speed, and protocol

                              hi there, i'm using papago r6100 model. i hv copied the gpsscan_debug.exe to sd card, but the problem is how to use the cecmd? do u i need to download & copy into sd card? pls help. thanks

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