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Belkin USB/adaptor I'm wanting to connect a Garmin Etrec GPS to my laptop but the lead from the GPS has a 9 pin female connection for which does my computer doesn't have a corresponding port so I bought a Belkin USB/Serial adaptor but can't seem to get the two talking to each other. The computer acknowledges there is new hardware but doesn't know what to do with it so I presume I need a driver but have no idea where to go next.

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  • Paul Browning Mar 31, 2007

    False alarm - found the cd in the packaging, Duh!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    i need the to down load the drivers so i can use the a belkin usb adaptor ....

  • tupidasho Mar 09, 2008

    same problem only i threw the package away

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