the USB to serial adapter
and USB cables
There are many USB to serial adapters available on the market. The instructions below are for the unit that we sell, see www.gpsoz.com.au/usb.htm . These instructions are also suitable for the USB cables that are available from www.gpsoz.com.au/cables.htm#USB%20Cables
If you have purchased another brand please contact your retailer or supplier for support. Unfortunately we cannot provide support for adapters that not purchased from us. (However some of the tips below may help!)
The following guidelines are for Windows XP but it’s similar on most other version of Windows
Click on the "Hardware TAB"
You will now need to go to your application and change it to use this new COM port number. The example below is for OziExplorer.
Note: If you are using the Garmin Fleet
Management cable, ie connecting OziExplorer to a Garmin Nuvi, make sure you have
OziExplorer V3.95.g or later AND the 12v cig plug is plugged in and power is
tuned on. You cannot use this cable will the Nuvi is powered from battery only.
Click on "COM" tab
· Set the General COM Setting to match your COM port number, in this example 4
· Make sure the other settings match your GPS, for example:
"Mouse" style GPS
Turn on your GPS. You are now ready to use your software, adapter/cable and GPS.