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#10467 24-Nov-2006 00:04
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i can't get my toshiba e830 PDA to work with my GlobalSat GPS.
from the bluetooth settings screen i can locate the gps with device search.
then i update the service.
the gps shows below as being not connected to a serial port.
now what do i do?
when i run gps viewer, it scans the ports and shows com6 as open failed.
when i click open gps, it says "can not open com port."
after doing this, when i recheck the bluetooth settings, it now says connected
on serial port 6.
can someone patiently explain what i'm doing wrong and how to fix this??


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#53453 24-Nov-2006 00:27
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Some Pocket PCs will require you to manually connect to the GPS through the Bluetooth Manager, and then start the program and connect to the COM port - the program won't be able to open the COM port.

I think the way the Toshiba Bluetooth stack works you can define which port will assigned by default to a paired device, and if a program requests data then the port is automatically open.

I have only played a bit with Toshiba Pocket PCs, but it's worth checking. IIRC, when you see an icon corresponding to a device you can tap-hold to find a menu with some options. I can't remember if can create COM ports from there.



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