• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.

Compact III GPS settings

13 posts in this topic

Posted

Hi,

This is my first post on MoDaCo, been lurking for a week or so though!

I started a new contract with T-mobile last Sunday and ordered the MDA Compact III, amazing deal I thought - WiFi and TomTom for £59.99 on a £20 contract. Unfortunately, as you all probably know this is not actually the case and tmobile have pulled a fast one. Now, I really like the phone and I'd still like to keep it despite it not having WiFi or TomTom installed but for some reason I'm having trouble getting the GPS to work.

If I go to the GPS settings the program port is set to COM4, however the hardware port is set to (None) and the baud rate is set to 4800. Could someone who has got GPS working on the UK MDA Compact III please tell me if these are the correct settings?

Thanks very much in advance.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hi,

This is my first post on MoDaCo, been lurking for a week or so though!

I started a new contract with T-mobile last Sunday and ordered the MDA Compact III, amazing deal I thought - WiFi and TomTom for £59.99 on a £20 contract. Unfortunately, as you all probably know this is not actually the case and tmobile have pulled a fast one. Now, I really like the phone and I'd still like to keep it despite it not having WiFi or TomTom installed but for some reason I'm having trouble getting the GPS to work.

If I go to the GPS settings the program port is set to COM4, however the hardware port is set to (None) and the baud rate is set to 4800. Could someone who has got GPS working on the UK MDA Compact III please tell me if these are the correct settings?

Thanks very much in advance.

Yes these are correct, just set the GPS port in your application to COM4 and baud 4800, it'll then work.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Set the program port to COM4, the hardware port to COM3, the baud to 4800 and connect your application to COM4.

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Set the program port to COM4, the hardware port to COM3, the baud to 4800 and connect your application to COM4.

P

hey paul, i need some help. i recently upgraded to a mda t-mobile compact III. i cant get thegps working on it. does this come with software already on it?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

There's no GPS software on the device as standard, you'll need to put software on yourself.

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

just a note on the gps settings, the standard settings work fine although if i used the auto detection setting on Cameraware the phone would freeze. after manually entering the baud rate and com port in the application it connected up fine with no fuss.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I set program port to GPD1 and physical port to COM3 and then auto worked fine.

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

hi, I have a compact 3 and have put tomtom 6 on it. when selecting the gps receiver in tomtom, which do I go for? the choice is: tomtom bluetooth receiver, tomtom wired receiver, other bluetooth receiver or other nmea receiver.

can't seem to get tomtom to connect.

cheers

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

hi, I have a compact 3 and have put tomtom 6 on it. when selecting the gps receiver in tomtom, which do I go for? the choice is: tomtom bluetooth receiver, tomtom wired receiver, other bluetooth receiver or other nmea receiver.

can't seem to get tomtom to connect.

cheers

I got mine on other nmea reciever baud rate 4800 com4. works fine using tomtonavigator 6

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I got mine on other nmea reciever baud rate 4800 com4. works fine using tomtonavigator 6

same here, except baud rate is 57600 as set in GPS settings in Start > Setting > System > GPS

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks for the fast replies folks, got everything working now!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Hi Friends,

Recently I bought a MDA Compact III WM, with out GPS software.

Now I want to know how can I use the GPS facility in this WM. I connected to internet and downloaded QuickGPS data. Now what to do. Do I need a navigation software to use GPS. If yes, is there any freewares available for this purpose. where can I download those. how to configure that..

I am very much interested in GPS coordinates (Lat/Lon), distance measurement, compass..type of facilities

I am a newbee to the GPS topic, pls advice me..

Thanks,

sri

Edited by srigpsguy
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hi

Hi Friends,

Recently I bought a MDA Compact III WM, with out GPS software.

Now I want to know how can I use the GPS facility in this WM. I connected to internet and downloaded QuickGPS data. Now what to do. Do I need a navigation software to use GPS. If yes, is there any freewares available for this purpose. where can I download those. how to configure that..

I am very much interested in GPS coordinates (Lat/Lon), distance measurement, compass..type of facilities

I am a newbee to the GPS topic, pls advice me..

Thanks,

sri

I have an MDA III, google maps for windows mobile works well its free it understands the GPS in the handset and will do basic routing etc.

http://www.google.com/gmm/index.html

Smart2go is also free you need to pay only if you want voice directions and works well

http://www.smart2go.com/en/

windows live search is a bit like google maps

http://mobile.search.live.com/about/

have fun

mw

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.