USB GPS Cable Installation - Windows


Note that this setup proceedure applies to our Garmin eTrex USB Cables.

Before you connect the cable to your PC, you should install the driver software for the cable.
This is on this CD - you need to choose the correct file for your version of operating system,
but the driver files are easily identified. If you open double click on the CD icon in “Your
Computer” you should see a window similar to



If you double click on the folder of the corresponding operating system which you are using –
eg Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, 7 – and double click on the file in this folder. This will
install the drivers for the USB cable. Once this is done, you need to connect the cable to your
PC in a USB port. You then open up your control panel - Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel.


You are now looking for an icon called "System", which in the example above, it is in the
second bottom line. If you double click this you will now see a screen like this

If you click on the "Hardware" tab, you will now get something like this

If you now click on "Device Manager", this will open up a screen like this

Under "Ports", there should be a device called Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge
(Com X) - com 7 in the example above. The X is the comm port number.
If you now connect your GPS to the cable, and go to the menu page of your GPS, which
should look like this (Note that this is a Garmin eTrex Legend setup screen – yours may differ


If you now go to the setup icon on the screen and click on the mouse pointer.

Then click on the “Interface” icon. You should now see a screen similar to this. You need to
set the Serial Interface Setting to “Garmin”


Now if you open the software which you are going to transfer data to and from your GPS – eg
Anquet, Memory Map, Fugawi – you should look for a menu called “GPS”. This should open a
dialogue box which asks you what type of GPS you have and also what comm. port it is
attached to. If you choose the comm. port number you found in your PC device manager. All
being well, the software should now be talking to your GPS.

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