Eee PC 901 Com Ports

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 14:58
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A question for Eee PC owners, How do you get into Device Manager to find Com Port setting? Been thru the normal way control panel etc etc and it does not have a Ports (COM & LPT).
I want to buy a BU-353 GPS Mouse for it but am worried that I will not get it to work as I can not change the Com Port setting. Any help be most appreciated

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:11

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:11
Are you using XP or Vista would help to give an answer.


Also try the EEEPC forums. Most likely you will get an instant answer




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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:30

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:30
Using XP, been thru the ASUS site can not find anything there, will try the Eee PC forum and see what I can find out.







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Reply By: Time - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:48

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:48
Go herefor a simple comport checker program (its on the Oziexplorere website).

It will tell you what your system recognises a particular USB port as a Comm port.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:07

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:07
Control panel/System/Hardware/device manager/ ports.

Click on one of the names showing and then advanced/and the com port number in the box and it will show you all the ports and which are in use.



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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:19

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:19
Hi Graham, my problem is that after I go into Device Manager and the list comes up ex.. Batteries- Computer-Disk drives it does not have Ports (COM & LPT) just put a question on EeePC forum to.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Respectfully- Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:59

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 15:59
you select the com ports from your mapping program doesnt matter what the PC says, trial and error would do the trick.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:21

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:21
HI Bonz, yep hoping that with the new BU 353 it will work doing that. But at the moment I find it strange I can not find PORTS.
in Device Manger

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Reply By: Chaz - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:28

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:28
Bruce,
After you plug the USB GPS into the EeePC, you'll see it's com port in Device Manager.
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Follow Up By: age - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 17:13

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 17:13
Chaz is on the money

The Control Panel/Hardware method will usually only show up already assigned ports. Once you plug your device in you will see it under this menu. You will also set/change your port from within your mapping software. As also mentioned a lot of mapping software will auto scan all ports for signal. Plenty of freeware port monitoring/assigning/sharing/splitting software out there.

Re your EEPC SD Card reader - buy a high speed/capacity (SDHC) class 6 card for the the SD card slot (cheap on Ebay) and you can use it as an extra removable hard disk. Reading/writing speeds are as good as the hard disk with no lag

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 18:04

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 18:04
Thanks guys found it when I hooked up the Magellan but it did not want to find it (the Magellan) think it may be to old lol
The SD card in the reader sounds the go and could I have Ozi and my maps on it?

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:40

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:40
Hi Bruce,
I have just purchased a BU 353. If all software was as easy to follow, it would make like easy. After you have installed the software, go to the GPS Information details, press the Scan Com Port button and it will detect what the correct port is, then go into Ozi and change your settings. It will take you all of under 2 minutes until you are up and running with moving maps.

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:48

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:48
Thanks Stephen, the EeePC does not have a dvd drive so I am hoping I can install the program on my external hard drive where I have Ozi. At the moment I am trying to see if I can get it to work with my Magellan Meridian Gold as I have not yet ordered th BU-353 from here of course.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:57

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 16:57
Bruce
I have just upgraded all of my in car mapping to a little Toshiba NB100 8.9 Notebook, Like yours it does not have a DVD drive and was a simple as 1,2,3. Copy and paste the full contents of the CD that you get to your full time Computer. Transfer via a flash drive or portable hard drive, then install the usual way.

That's all I did and no problems at all, working a treat.

Prior to buying the BU 353, I had a Garmin GPS18 USB mouse receiver, as well as my hand held Garmin GPS's. The GPS18 is crap compared to the BU 353 and it works instantaneous-they are unreal

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 17:58

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 17:58
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Reply By: Zapper - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 17:58

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 17:58
Hi Bruce

I was looking at buying an Eee PC, how do you like yours?
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:43

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:43
Great so far Zapper, have been using it mainly for internet via a Telstra Next G wireless moden.
And when I get my mapping sorted it will be even better.

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