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JohnP
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Com Port Conflicts Reply with quote

I have a new Ipaq 2210 with a fortuna clip on blutooth gps receiver which I have installed TomTom 2 navigator which works ok but I also have memory map installed and there seems to be a conflict with the com ports Tom Tom uses Nmea 0183, com port 8 serial bluetooth and memory map also wants to use the same but when i try to connect to the gps with memory map an error message swaying could not open com port is received, I have uninstalled TomTom and memory map then works fine but as soon as I reinstall TomTom the same problem occurs,can anyone please help me resolve this problem
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John
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, the problem is with TomTom. Basically TTN2 had problems on the 2210's and other WM2003 Pocket PC's where if you switched the iPAQ/PPC off when the program was running and you were connected to a Bluetooth GPS, you wouldn't be able to switch the PPC back on again, you would have to do a soft reset.

TomTom created a fix in their GPS driver 2.08 and subsequently GPS 2.09 which basically re-maps the COM port and causes problems as it creates a bridge through port. What you need to do is when you install TomTom Navigator there's usually the following programs installed:-
- TomTom Navigator 2.24
- TomTom GPS

If you have installed the latest version which includes GPS 2.08 or 2.09 then you will also have TomTom ~ GPS. Notice the '~'. Uninstall this option in REMOVE PROGRAMS and it will ask you to soft reset your PPC and this will now let ALL applications use a Bluetooth GPS.

Downsides in doing this ? Basically don't switch the PPC off when you are using the GPS. Make sure you exit TomTom Navigator 2, then switch the Pocket PC off and you'll be fine.
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JohnP
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:59 pm    Post subject: Com port conflict Reply with quote

Hi Dave

Thanks for that, since posting I had also found the answer in the memory map forum, after removing TTN2 gps all works ok but the only problem I seem to have now is after I run memory map and then try to run TTN2 it goes into a big sulk and will only work after a soft reset , I have also emailed TT and they replied saying they will look at the problem at a higher level !!!

Many Thanks
John
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