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OG
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      05-15-2009, 10:08 PM
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


 
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CJK
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      05-16-2009, 12:55 PM

"OG" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> 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


 
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Ray Shafranski
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      05-26-2009, 12:02 AM
"OG" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> 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!

 
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OG
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      05-28-2009, 05:45 PM

"Ray Shafranski" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "OG" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> 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.
:-)

 
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