Explorist 210 firmware update ?

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by S. Caro, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. S. Caro

    S. Caro Guest

    I've had my Explorist 210 for about 3 weeks now.

    I've been trying the 'update firmware' option that is
    available on the included installation CD.

    Up until recently, I was getting an error page indicating
    that the Magellan site was under maintenance. This
    happened day and night, weekdays weekends for most of
    the three weeks.

    Today I see they seem to have finished updating the server
    and now, the Magellan support page opens... But there is
    no mention of firmware upgrades.

    When I select my model, all that is available are manuals
    in PDF format. Again, there is no mention of firmware upgrades.

    My current firmware version is Rev 3.1.75. By the absence of
    any reference to downloading firmware on the Magellan support
    site, am I correct in assuming there are no upgrades ?



    Is
     
    S. Caro, Jul 2, 2006
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  2. S. Caro

    Jack Erbes Guest

    S. Caro wrote:

    > I've had my Explorist 210 for about 3 weeks now.
    >
    > I've been trying the 'update firmware' option that is
    > available on the included installation CD.
    >
    > Up until recently, I was getting an error page indicating
    > that the Magellan site was under maintenance. This
    > happened day and night, weekdays weekends for most of
    > the three weeks.
    >
    > Today I see they seem to have finished updating the server
    > and now, the Magellan support page opens... But there is
    > no mention of firmware upgrades.
    >
    > When I select my model, all that is available are manuals
    > in PDF format. Again, there is no mention of firmware upgrades.
    >
    > My current firmware version is Rev 3.1.75. By the absence of
    > any reference to downloading firmware on the Magellan support
    > site, am I correct in assuming there are no upgrades ?


    I would say you are correct. You problems with doing the update from
    the CD probably relate to Magellan recently publishing a new web page.
    I can no longer see the pages in Mozilla (but IE will work) so I assume
    they did not get a perfect implementation on the links from the old page
    to the new.

    Jack

    --
    Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, Maine, USA (jackerbes at adelphia dot net)
    (also receiving email at jacker at midmaine dot com)
     
    Jack Erbes, Jul 2, 2006
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  3. S. Caro

    SirhcD Guest

    On Sun, 02 Jul 2006 12:29:17 -0500, "S. Caro" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >I've had my Explorist 210 for about 3 weeks now.

    <SNIP>
    >My current firmware version is Rev 3.1.75. By the absence of
    >any reference to downloading firmware on the Magellan support
    >site, am I correct in assuming there are no upgrades ?


    You are correct. I also have a eX210...It as well is at rev 3.1.75
    and works just fine.

    SirhcD
     
    SirhcD, Jul 3, 2006
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  4. S. Caro

    S. Caro Guest

    SirhcD wrote:

    >
    > You are correct. I also have a eX210...It as well is at rev 3.1.75
    > and works just fine.



    OK thanks.. My unit runs fine also. I just wanted to know if there
    WAS a firmware update :)
     
    S. Caro, Jul 3, 2006
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  5. S. Caro

    S. Caro Guest

    Jack Erbes wrote:

    > S. Caro wrote
    >> My current firmware version is Rev 3.1.75. By the absence of
    >> any reference to downloading firmware on the Magellan support
    >> site, am I correct in assuming there are no upgrades ?

    >
    > I would say you are correct. You problems with doing the update from
    > the CD probably relate to Magellan recently publishing a new web page.


    OK.. That explains it.

    You'd think they would have made sure the links on all the
    bundled CDs that were shipped with their products would be in
    order first :)

    > I can no longer see the pages in Mozilla (but IE will work) so I assume
    > they did not get a perfect implementation on the links from the old page
    > to the new.


    I can see the pages in Mozilla.. Under Linux no less..
     
    S. Caro, Jul 3, 2006
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  6. S. Caro

    Phil Wheeler Guest

    S. Caro wrote:
    > SirhcD wrote:
    >
    >
    >>You are correct. I also have a eX210...It as well is at rev 3.1.75
    >>and works just fine.

    >
    >
    >
    > OK thanks.. My unit runs fine also. I just wanted to know if there
    > WAS a firmware update :)
    >
    >



    I'm curious: Used an Exploris 200 some time ago, and it didn't
    seem to have a serial port. Does the 210?

    Phil
     
    Phil Wheeler, Jul 3, 2006
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  7. S. Caro

    S. Caro Guest

    Phil Wheeler wrote:

    > I'm curious: Used an Exploris 200 some time ago, and it didn't
    > seem to have a serial port. Does the 210?


    The 210 comes with a USB cable.

    You can use it for file transfer (maps, routes, POI's etc) or
    as a NMEA data source for computer based nav programs.

    One nice thing is that when the unit is connected to a
    computer USB port, it's powered by the computer. You
    don't have to worry about batteries.
     
    S. Caro, Jul 3, 2006
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  8. S. Caro

    Jack Erbes Guest

    S. Caro wrote:

    <snip>
    > I can see the pages in Mozilla.. Under Linux no less..
    >


    Hmmm... Must by the big, easy to see, fonts I'm using on my laptop.

    Thanks for the info.

    Jack

    --
    Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, Maine, USA (jackerbes at adelphia dot net)
    (also receiving email at jacker at midmaine dot com)
     
    Jack Erbes, Jul 3, 2006
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  9. S. Caro

    Phil Wheeler Guest

    S. Caro wrote:
    > Phil Wheeler wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I'm curious: Used an Exploris 200 some time ago, and it didn't
    >>seem to have a serial port. Does the 210?

    >
    >
    > The 210 comes with a USB cable.
    >
    > You can use it for file transfer (maps, routes, POI's etc) or
    > as a NMEA data source for computer based nav programs.
    >
    > One nice thing is that when the unit is connected to a
    > computer USB port, it's powered by the computer. You
    > don't have to worry about batteries.
    >
    >


    Ditto for the newer Garmins (60Cx for example).
     
    Phil Wheeler, Jul 3, 2006
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