Please help.. I purchased a 260w and need to register the unit. I have no idea (I am so computer illiterate) how to connect the garmin unit into the usb port. I know, stupid, but need answer. thank you.
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connect the unit to the computer using a USB data cable and then go to www.garmin.com and register the unit, if your unit is new you get one free update with-in 90 days if outside that time frame you will have to purchase either a one time update for 49.99 or lifetime updates for 89.99
Please make sure that you are connecting the usb cable directly to a usb port on your computer and NOT through a usb hub. Then make sure you are registered with Garmin and have downloaded the latest Garmin updater software. Make sure that the unit is fully charged. Once it is connected and recognized the map update can take hours even with a fast internet connection. Thanks for using FixYa. Here is the link to Garmin to get started correctly:
Are you connecting this high-speed ("USB 2.0") device to a low-speed ("USB 1.1") USB-port on your computer? If so, and your computer has a "USB 2.0" port, connect your device to that port.
If not, then purchase an add-in PCI card for your computer, to add "USB 2.0" port(s).
A router is basically a mini-computer that splits up one internet connections to 4 (or whatever # of ports you have).
Basic Connections to a router: A Router requires a internet connections, so your broadband modem must connect to the WAN port (theres only one) of the router DIRECTLY. Then Ethernet cables go from the router to the computers on the LAN ports. Don't do something weird like connecting your internet to your computer then your computer to the routers WAN port, it'll most likely mess up.
Once you have connected your router like this, it should work.
If your modem only has a usb port, I have no idea how to make that work out. Sorry. Try getting a new modem from your ISP, or check if your modem does have a ethernet port, if it does just connnect that to the routers wan port.
Also computers should not interconnect with each other with use of a router. Thats what the router is for. Everything gets connected and split up at the router, nothing connects to anything else but the router, basically.
BEFORE you connect the Garmin to your computer you must download the free Garmin program on your computer called UPDATER. Did you do that?
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To download the latest unit
software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdaterAFTER installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin
website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect
your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your
computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start",
"Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps. Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.
If you are trying to use your unit in the car via the USB port and not the supplied cable, it will not work. You must use the bracket that came with the unit or the specific charger that came with the unit. The pins in the Garmin USB charger only use two pins whereas a regular charge cable uses 4.