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PC will not detect Legend GPS

I have a newer PC that does not have a physical serial port. According to Garmin, a serial to USB adapter can be used. I have added one and assigned COM2 using standard serial settings but Web Updater not MAP SOURCE will detect the GPS. I have verified that the COM PORT is working properly and have also verified that GARMIN is selected on the interface screen. Any suggestions?

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  • Mikelcollins Feb 11, 2008

    I am having the same problem.I have a newer PC that does not have a serial port, so I bought the USB to Serial converter and the PC will not detect the Garmin Etrex Legend.

  • Anthony Kisondella Feb 12, 2008

    I bought Garmin GPS ("Etrex"), have USB interface cable, it very disappointing that the PC detects it but can not implement connection; it laterly states that it need a driver to have connection; I have tried to look for driver invain. Can somebody help?

    Kisondella

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Change the interface setting to NMEA Out and see if that helps. That is what I did on my Legend, bought in 2003. It still crashes the computer every so often, however, and I haven't figured out why.

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