Check the following boxes then import your data. I visited the website and found all software and driver downloads are up to date including those apparently pertaining to the motherboard. The fact that device manager does not see the garmin is logical i think, it sees the converter which, seen from the hardware, gives the signals. I think you need the communicator plugin http: Ivo, In line with your comments, I downloaded both Mapsource and Basecamp.

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I continued through the list of checks: Hi Simon, first off, the remark on the com settingsI think you need to explore that first.

My PC is made by Hewlett-Packard. I also called Garmin and explained the situation in detail. My PC is a 64 bit and my eTrex connects fine Silkylemon. Simaon, have you looked at those settings?

Well, it should indeed — just ignore my previous post in this thread: Restasrt your system 4. Presumably these must be set according to the default “expectations” of the serial port on the eTrex H. After installing it, I received the following confirmation on the Garmin web page suggesting the installation was successful: Download the Windows version and save it to file 2. Etgex e-mail arrived, but contained information totally unrelated to my enquiry.


The test was done on a 64bit machine running Windows 7.

I bought my first handheld Sat Nav receiver, the eTrex H, towards the end of I also have a 64bit pc, hardware and software but must admit this is windows 7 and windows 8. I would be very grateful for any advice or suggestions forum members can provide. Can anybody suggest a fix?

Do you have access to another PC to test the setup?

Thank you all for your thoughts on this. I had originally installed the Communicator Plugin, but this made no difference.

Garmin PC Interface Cable – Rs232 Serial Port Connector-etrex H eTrex Legend

Reasons why this is interesting in my opinion is following. Close your browser then run the file called CommunicatorPlugin 3. What I understand is that the operating system does recognize the etrex to be connected, as a USB device?

Installed Communicator Plugin only, rebooted, installed Google Earth, rebooted. It works for sure on windows 7 and windows 8 – 64 bit, at least, it does on mine.


Garmin eTrex H – hey presto

After going etfex the welcome responses to this last night, I decided to uninstall the whole shooting match, and start from scratch. There is one thing that has not yet been discussed in this thread unless I overlooked it: Any further suggestions would be welcome. The fact that device manager does not see the garmin is logical i think, it sees the converter which, seen from the hardware, gives the signals. So, most 32 bit software simple runs on 64bit machines, by default.

Modernizing your Garmin serial interface

Thanks Lyle, Ivo and boogyman. Question whether the garmin software does detect your device or not, at all. ONly very little software is truely 64 bit at the moment. Callum Administrator Hero Member Posts: Restart the device, check the connections and try again.