CF-C2 GPS Questions

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  1. jrbauerjr

    jrbauerjr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well. It’s time for GPS problems, long story, my wife was the one that started us on this Toughbook craze and has loved her CF-W8 for quite a while. But she spilled a Mexican coke on the keyboard not too long ago and has dug out her old CF-W4 while waiting for me to solve her problems. She found a CF-C2 on ebay for next to nothing and ordered it. However, she quickly decided it really wasn’t a laptop, too heavy and wrong form factor… So she downgraded it to me (still looking for her W8). I suggested one of our CF-19’s, she declined rather forcibly …..

    It’s quite a nice machine and I noted that it has a EM7355 chip in it and I said to myself, this might make a nice machine for the car, put a 1TB drive in it, add my 14,000 mp3’s and a good roadmap program and I’ll be fine for my quarterly coast to coast trips….

    A little research (thanks Shawn and others) gave me the password for the optional setup for the chip, determined that the gateway was 13 and fired it up….

    I don’t see any GPS data stream.. Am I missing something or is the 7355 incapable of acting as a GPS..

    Help, Jim
     
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    You'd need to install the drivers before you can use GPS IIRC
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Do you see NMEA port in Device manager?

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    No Sierra ports at all, next step is to download Shawn's choices and install, then check the ports again...

    Jim
     
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    Wonderful, I put Shawn's suggested drivers in, using the 7355 drivers.. It set there telling me not to shutdown until it completed it's update.. Didn't even have to restart. Went to device manager and found all the ports showing active...
    Fired up Visual GPS after a few minutes it showed 9 satellites active, a good fix and an accurate altitude, all this indoors..

    I'm happy, now to drag out the 19 MK7 and have at it....

    Thanks to all of you, Jim
     
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