GPS/Virtual PC/Com Ports vs USB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sotied, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    How's that for convoluted? I just got a GPS system (Magellan Meridian).

    It ONLY comes with cables for a Com port on a Windoze machine and software that works only in Windoze.

    SO, I got Virtual PC, loaded it on my Dual 867 G4 and it works great. The software is perfect and everything works fine EXCEPT I cannot get the emulated PC to recognize the GPS through the COM port/USB.

    What am I doing wrong? Windows install disk and the software disks cannot find drivers for the various USB to Serial cables adapters that I'm using (I also got a USB hot swappable SD Card reader because the Magellan expands memory with SD cards and the reader was a PERFECT solution. Or would have been if the Windoze under Virtual PC could read it.

    Thoughts? (Please don't say "get a map you turd and throw out the GPS until manufacturers make them compatible with Mac (although that would be my comment))

    Thanks.

    Jeff
     

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