USB Serial Port for Vista

Discussion in 'UK GPS' started by OG, May 15, 2009.

  1. OG

    OG Guest

    Having just been given a Garmin eTrex H unit, I was looking for a way to
    connect it to my Vista laptop via USB.

    Most of the RS232 - USB cables I looked at didn't have Vista drivers, but
    /this/ one installed first time on both Vista and XP.

    I bought it via amazon uk from ABC Products for less than £7.50 with
    delivery less than 3 days from the order.

    http://tinyurl.com/OG-post1
     
    OG, May 15, 2009
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  2. OG

    CJK Guest

    "OG" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Having just been given a Garmin eTrex H unit, I was looking for a way to
    > connect it to my Vista laptop via USB.
    >
    > Most of the RS232 - USB cables I looked at didn't have Vista drivers, but
    > /this/ one installed first time on both Vista and XP.
    >
    > I bought it via amazon uk from ABC Products for less than £7.50 with
    > delivery less than 3 days from the order.
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/OG-post1
    >


    A lot of these are based on a small number of chipsets. The Prolific PL2303
    has been the basis of most of these I've come across and the driver for this
    is part of the native Vista set - probably for others too - so they just
    work
    out of the box.

    Chris K
     
    CJK, May 16, 2009
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  3. "OG" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Having just been given a Garmin eTrex H unit, I was looking for a way to
    > connect it to my Vista laptop via USB.
    >
    > Most of the RS232 - USB cables I looked at didn't have Vista drivers, but
    > /this/ one installed first time on both Vista and XP.
    >
    > I bought it via amazon uk from ABC Products for less than £7.50 with
    > delivery less than 3 days from the order.
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/OG-post1
    >

    Just think how much easier it all is with an Etrex Venture HC which works
    with a USB connector and even comes with a USB lead.
    No extra leads to buy here!
     
    Ray Shafranski, May 26, 2009
    #3
  4. OG

    OG Guest

    "Ray Shafranski" <> wrote in message
    news:4a1b31ac$...
    > "OG" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Having just been given a Garmin eTrex H unit, I was looking for a way to
    >> connect it to my Vista laptop via USB.
    >>
    >> Most of the RS232 - USB cables I looked at didn't have Vista drivers, but
    >> /this/ one installed first time on both Vista and XP.
    >>
    >> I bought it via amazon uk from ABC Products for less than £7.50 with
    >> delivery less than 3 days from the order.
    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/OG-post1
    >>

    > Just think how much easier it all is with an Etrex Venture HC which works
    > with a USB connector and even comes with a USB lead.
    > No extra leads to buy here!
    >


    Aye, I didn't need one until I needed one either. Then I did need one, and
    now I've shared the info on where I got one with other people who may need
    one. If you don't need one it's not relevant.
    :)
     
    OG, May 28, 2009
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