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Can't Get Response From New USB GPS Thingy

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Anchoret, Apr 7, 2019.

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  1. Anchoret

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    One of these devices, intended to eventually run a software clock:

    ESG-GPSGLNS-01

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WMQAAOSwAQVb8oiL/s-l1600.jpg

    Bulk-packed, no instructions, no drivers, apparently plug & play, but...maybe not. I can't get either my desktop to recognize nor install it, and can't get any GPS software to work with it, either on my desktop or Android 7 tablet.

    Is this just DOA or a I missing some essential part of the installation process?

    Thanks for any help with this mystery!

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  2. CXensation

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    Try open your device manager, locate the device, right click on it and select update driver searching on the internet.
    Windows will take any device ID and search for drivers online, and install it - if found.
    You may also try a free device driver update utility, which may give you some hints on type of device and driver needed.
     
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  4. Anchoret

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    Yes, that's correct.

    My understanding is that this is plugged in to the USB port and the respective GPS-based software (whichever of the dozens you choose) is installed to operate from it, whatever it's supposed to do/locate . This unit supposedly contains some additional circuitry, but I'm disinclined to bust it open to look for it at this stage.

    I could be wrong about all that, of course.

    Software supposedly exists to hack the computer's time via GPS's very accurate clock function. The stuff I'm doing requires ~0.4" clock accuracy, which GPS provides. I've built a pure hardware implementation for this [below] which works perfectly, but thought doing it with software and this USB thingy would be more convenient and less cluttered. I assumed it would be relatively simple business.

    It still seems as though it should be, but this thing could simply be DOA, I dunno.

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  5. Johnny b

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    If it's anything like my usglobalsat receiver I use it won't be plug and play even though it plugs into a USB port.
    I had to install a driver specific to it, but it came with the receiver on a 1/2 size cd.
    It converted the USB port into a virtual COM port so it can work with NMEA compliant mapping software.


    Sounds like an interesting mod :)


    edit: I only remember there being a driver for a Windows OS. But things change.
     
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