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Com port and bluetooth com port issue.


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#1 JustinDS89

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:44 PM

Hello, I am an IT Technician for an electric cooperative. I am having a very odd issue that I can not seem to resolve and I am in need of assistance.

We have 4 Dell Latitude notebooks all running XP and we also have some very high end GPS units made by Trimble that we are going to be using to stake out points on a map. Whenever I connection through bluetooth with the GPS I am able to pair but the GPS control software never recognizes it when I chose the COM port assigned to it. Whenever I connect it directly through a cable(serial to usb) it never detects it either.

However this is the odd part, when I test this on my desktop I am able to connect just fine with the exact same method.

Any ideas?

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:39 PM

What OS is your desktop running? is it possible your desktop has the appropriate drivers for the com ports, while the laptops do not?

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:34 AM

Desktop is running same version of XP as laptops. All drivers should be there and if this amounts to anything the laptops were down-graded from Windows 7.




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