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Connecting a Serial, CF, SD, or Internal GPS unit to SMS Mobile PC

Article ID: 2225
Last updated: 18 May, 2019
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If you are using a serial, CF, SD, or internal GPS unit the auto detection of your GPS that SMS Mobile tries may not actually find your GPS receiver.

Follow these general steps if you are using one of these types of receivers and you are having trouble connecting:

Serial/CF/SD GPS receivers

On your Windows Mobile device select the Start menu

  1. Select Settings and the System tab
  2. Now select the GPS icon
  3. On the Programs tab make sure that the port is set to GPD1
  4. On the Access tab
    1. If the manage GPS option is unchecked you do not need to make any other settings.
    2. If this option is checked then on the Hardware tab, you MUST set the port that your GPS is connected to and the baud rate it is outputting position data at. If you don't set this then your GPS will not be detected properly by SMS Mobile
      (It will say it has detected it as a "Shared" GPS receiver but you won’t get any position data from it).

Internal GPS receiver

If your Windows Mobile device has GPS built in then you more than likely have to make some settings changes or at least verify them first.

On your mobile device select the START menu

  1. Select Settings, then the System tab.
  2. Now select the GPS icon.
  3. On the Programs tab make sure that the port is set to GPD1.
  4. On the Access tab make sure the manage GPS option is checked.

                                           

Your internal GPS receiver should now automatically be detected. If you have problems then you may need to figure out which port your internal GPS is connected to and manually set this on the Programs tab or the Hardware tab.


Content last reviewed on: 5/18/2019
Reviewed by: KMN