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bouncer
18th November 2008, 04:03 PM
Mapsource only offers serial ports and doesn't recognise my Garmin 96C USB.
EEEPC only has USB ports.
Can't connect.

Nev
18th November 2008, 04:27 PM
What version of MapSource have you installed?
Have you installed the latest Garmin USB drivers?

Michael
18th November 2008, 04:28 PM
What version of MapSource do you have?
I have 6.13.7
It works fine with my 60Cx & USB cable to transfer waypoints & tracks to &fro.

Michael
18th November 2008, 04:33 PM
From the Mapsource Help files:


Transferring and Saving MapSource Data

Map Sets, waypoints, routes, and tracks can be transferred from MapSource to a Garmin device or from a Garmin device to MapSource.

NOTE: For information on connecting your GPS or other Garmin device to your computer, refer to your unit's Owner's Manual. Always check your GPS Owner's Manual to verify which data transfer options are available.

Data can be transferred in a variety of methods, as shown in the list below:

To the internal memory of a Garmin GPS device, which accepts all data types: maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. You can transfer through a Serial Port or a USB Port (if applicable).

To a Storage Card in a Garmin GPS Device via a serial or USB port (if applicable). The storage card accepts all data types, but only some Garmin GPS devices are capable of reading all data types.

To a Garmin storage card in a Garmin USB data card programmer. Some GPS devices will accept all data types, but most only accept map data.

To a non-Garmin storage card in a Card Reader connected to your computer. Depending on what your Garmin GPS Device supports, the available card types are Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (SD) Cards. Only map data may be transferred.

To a Secure Digital (SD) Card in a Garmin iQue or to the unitís internal memory. Only maps may be transferred from MapSource to the iQue. Maps are saved and transferred to the iQue during the next HotSync operation. iQue users may also transfer tracks from the iQue to MapSource via a HotSync operation.

To a Secure Digital (SD) Card or to a Garmin cf Que in a Pocket PC, or to the unit's internal memory. You can transfer maps, waypoints, and tracks; route transfer is not supported at this time.

MickeyG
19th November 2008, 02:47 PM
Mapsource only offers serial ports and doesn't recognise my Garmin 96C USB.
EEEPC only has USB ports.
Can't connect.

I'm running Mapsource 6.13.7 on my EeePC and it has no problems recognising my 60CSx which transfers data via USB.
Start Mapsource and click Edit->Preferences->Transfer and make sure 'Search for Garmin devices on the following serial port' is set to Auto. It should find it.

michaeld
20th November 2008, 02:56 PM
you can buy a serial to USB adapter on Ebay