[kismac] Re: GPS Physical Connection for KisMAC

  • From: Jatin Pandya <jatinip@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 20:38:41 -0800 (PST)

I use Gramin eTrex Vista with Keyspan Serial-To-USB
adaptor cable. Works like a charm on my iBook. ( havwe
tried a couple of other including Belkin, but it was
Keyspan that has worked flawlessly.



--- Galen <gzink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a Garmin eTrex Legend GPS with the serial
> cable. I love the 
> device as a standalone, but I _hate_ the way it uses
> a serial cable for 
> connection. C'mon GPS manufacturers, serial is OLD,
> yet last time I 
> checked, a total of ZERO native USB GPS devices
> existed! (Yes, I do 
> know they have bluetooth receivers, but those don't
> work standalone and 
> cost a bundle, and PDA receivers are too fragile,
> cost even more, and 
> not designed for sending location data via their USB
> connection)
> I'm now ready to hook my eTrex GPS up to my
> computer, biggest use will 
> be KisMAC, but a secondary use may be some
> commercial mapping software 
> (like the National Geographic topo maps thing) -
> what do you guys 
> recommend for hardware? From what I've seen serial
> adapters run $40-60, 
> something like 1/3 to 1/2 the price I paid for my
> GPS! It's a little 
> ridiculous, but I'm ready to bite the bullet and
> purchase one if I 
> really must.
> So, what brand do you use, what did you pay? Also,
> I've got these Palm 
> USB serial adapters around here - a Belkin one, a
> Palm-branded one - 
> and they look like they could work, but they don't
> do anything under 
> 10.3 with KisMAC (though they work great with Palm
> Desktop). Any 
> suggestions there?
> -Galen


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