The product may or may not be good once it works but installing it is obviously a nightmare. A Satelite File needs to be downloaded via internet every week or the device will not acquire. Definitely not a ‘plug and play’ but a ‘plug and fiddle and try again and go to online fora and download more bits and still get the message that the device is not recognised and decide to send it back’. Amazon Business Service for business customers. I can’t remember right now for sure whether we need to install gpsd-clients package separately, but it won’t do any harm to try that if you’re still having problems. One peculiar thing I have noticed is, it’s best to wait until after the netbook has booted before plugging in the GPS receiver, as the presence of the GPS receiver at boot time seems to confuse the BIOS for some strange reason, other than that it should be pretty simple.

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Join Date Oct Beans It works perfectly with the Memory-Map marine charts software. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question. Quick search on the net soon overcame that and we were up and running. However stick with it because it is worth the effort. Otherwise – click on the Bridge Bluenet Device and a window will open.


Bluenext – BNS 65 Channels GPS Dongle ~ gps | navigation | tablet | cheapest

Add to Wish List. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Bluenext BNs gps dongle I have, having successfully sorted out using bluetooth and a gps device with my Asus eepc found a gps that plugs straight into the usb port. The instructions are both crap and in Chinese 3.

And there you have it and pretty awesome little gps dongle for less than 20 quid. I bought this last summer while back in the UK and expected it to be plug and play which, as many others have said in their reviews, it is far from! A Satelite File needs to be downloaded via internet every week or the device will not acquire. I’m using this on Linux with gpsd.

The product may or may not be good once it works but installing it is obviously a nightmare. Overall, the dongle is good value for the money. Results 1 to 4 of 4.

So far I am pleased with the speed and accuracy of both the dongle and the software, which cost a bluenexxt of the price of a dedicated GPS chart plotter. So I downloaded some free yes free!

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Please try again later. Plug in the dongle and run the little rom. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The output from the dongle is at on Com port 5. Once installed it would not connect to my mapping software cos it is not NMEA compliant – it bn90s3 at bps whereas NMEA-compliant software requires bps. Bluenext BNs gps dongle.


Start by plugging the dongle in. Please enter a question.

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The only OOTB method of confirming the device is working is by correctly configuring the supplied diagnostic software which will display the NMEA sentences.

The mapping software is only good for Europe or the US if you buy Microsoft’s Streets and Trips After much head scratching and a little help from my friend I have been able to solve each of these problems.

I had difficulty installing bluneext driver as the Instruction Guide contains little helpful information. December 16th, 3. The mapping software is expensive 5. There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. A steady indicator light shows that the device is looking for satellites and a flashing light means that it has locked on and acquired a position.

From my experience so far I highly recommend it. You can edit your question or post anyway.