Columbus GPS V-900 question

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    Estam

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    Hoping someone can help. I have a device which is a gps data logger. A Columbus v-900 which I need to run an update program.

    Plugging into the USB Win 7 doesn't recognize the device even when using the correct data cable, just comes up with "USB Device Not Recognize". I downloaded the files needed with instructions and the first line asks to "View the COM port and set it to COM6 but unable to find where to do this
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    Many thanks for any suggestions
     
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    I'm not sure that you have the correct instuctions, a COM port is an RS232 serial data port found on older computers and laptops, it has been replaced by the USB port, older GPS devices had a COM port instead of a USB, you can still connect these devices to modern computers by purchasing a Serial to USB cable, when used the older GPS is connected to a Serial connector which in turn is connected to a converter module with a USB connector which is plugged into the computer, when using a Serial to USB cable the computer sees the converter as an old COM port and will show a COM port (in this case COM 6), connected to the GPS, Take a look at this link Click HERE, it shows a Serial to USB device in fig. 5, you would select this device on your computer by selecting Start >> Control Panel >> System >> Hardware >> Device Manager >> Ports

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    Note : This is Windows XP
     
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    Nuvi-Nebie, Oct 9, 2020
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