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GPS on HP netbook210 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have purchased a HP netbook 210 with installed GPS and navigator program. The navigator program is not satisfactory. Can I use regular Streets and Trips with the installed GPS or will I have to purchase the S & T with GPS?  
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:26 PM

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  • Hi JKF,

    Generally speaking, Streets & Trips isn't tied in any way to the Microsoft's GPS receiver. The program works perfectly fine with a large number of 3rd party GPS units, as long as they:

    - output NMEA signal

    - output the signal at the rate of 1Hz

    - and use 4800 baud rate

    Some GPS units built into laptops use higher baud rate, and Streets & Trips will not recognize anything other that 4800. Usually this is easily corrected by installing a small software application called Gps Gate.


    Laptop GPS World
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:22 PM
  • Thanks for the info. When I realized a 60 day trial was available, I downloaded it and the program does work with the installed GPS on the HP mini 210 netbook. I'll keep you info incase I have any problems.

     


    JKF
    Friday, April 29, 2011 2:31 PM