Configuring a port to recognize new hardware



SteveFNYC
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
I recently received a GPS tracking device. The device allows data to be
downloaded to my laptop. However, the cord the connects my GPS to my lap top
is the large pronged connector. It connects into the port with the printer
picture underneath it. The GPS software does not recognize the device.... I
think it is because I am plugging into the printer port???

Does anyone know how I can solve this problem? Do I need to reconfigure the
port??? If so, how do I do that??

I would like to try to avoid buying the USB converstion cord. Thanks.

Bob I
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
Unless you have installed this type of tracking device a few times, you
will need to read the GPS instructions carefully to get this working.

SteveFNYC wrote:
> I recently received a GPS tracking device. The device allows data to be
> downloaded to my laptop. However, the cord the connects my GPS to my lap top
> is the large pronged connector. It connects into the port with the printer
> picture underneath it. The GPS software does not recognize the device.... I
> think it is because I am plugging into the printer port???
>
> Does anyone know how I can solve this problem? Do I need to reconfigure the
> port??? If so, how do I do that??
>
> I would like to try to avoid buying the USB converstion cord. Thanks.

Treeman
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
SteveFNYC,
From what you described that would be the printer port. Count the pins
on the end of the connector, are there 9 or 24? If it is the printer
port, the type of info that needs to be selected for that port to
"talk" to the device, will need to be set-up in the bios.
Indeed, check your instruction manual in booklet or online.
Also, the device itself will have to be XP compatable.
Best,
Treeman


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Configuring a port to recognize new hardware