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GLOBALSAT ND-100 USB GPS Dongle Receiver For NetBook,Laptop,Notebook,XP,Vista


Price: £27.99
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BrandGlobalsat
  
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ASINB00286KXGU
Best Sellers Rank 42,931 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Date First Available30 April 2009
  
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Battersby on 15 Jan 2010
I actually bought my ND-100 from Maplins because they were just £19.99 (January 2010). In fact I was so pleased with its performance that I bought another.

Of the seven GPS units I've owned since 1988, the performance of the ND-100 is the best in terms of speed and its ability to provide a fix from inside a closed space. At £19.99 it also represents the best value for money (my first Garmin GPS50 cost £600 in 1988).

I'd have awarded it FIVE STARS but being of Taiwanese manufacture, the instructions leave a great deal to be desired. However, I gathered that to set the device up, it should be plugged into a USB port to allow Windows' 'New Hardware' utility to find it and to install the driver on my HP laptop (running Windows Vista 32 bit). When it failed to find the driver automatically, I loaded the Installation CD that came with the ND-100. Normally, you point the Install Driver program to the CD containing the driver and let it get on with it. On this occasion, it found the driver on the CD itself as I was trying to select the CD drive.

The MiniCDU software provided on the CD allows you to test your GPS. Once you have installed the program, you will need to identify the COM port used by the ND-100. Use Start/Control Panel/System/Device Manager/Ports to find the COM port Number used by 'Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port'.

On the MiniCDU program, select 'Setup COM Port' on the Mode Menu. You'll find it lists the COM ports used on your PC. Select the correct COM port number and if necessary, a Baud Rate of 38,400.

To start reading the GPS data from your ND-100 GPS, press the little CONNECT icon beneath the File menu heading at top left. The icon is a dark circle with a gold centre.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By xj25vm on 23 Jun 2011
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I have ordered this dongle from this seller hoping that it would be the white one - the ND-100 - which is pictured here. However, I received instead the newer model, ND-100S - which is black. Aside from the difference in colour, the two adapters use completely different GPS chipsets inside. I have both the ND-100 and the ND-100S - and I find the older ND-100 far superior in terms of performance and speed of acquiring the first fix - in spite of the hype surrounding the Sirf Star III chipset used in the newer, black one.

I have contacted the seller about them sending out a different product then the one pictured and described, and asked them to amend the details on their Amazon product page. Although they acknowledged the fact that they sent a different product out, this page still claims they are selling the ND-100, the old adapter instead of the new one. Beware if you order it.

I would have given it five stars if it was really the ND-100 - I am very pleased with the one I've bought somewhere else.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Bowden on 6 July 2009
I bought this to use with an 802.11 wireless survey tool, and it works well.

I had an initial problem with getting a satellite fix, but after a firmware update, it worked well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AS BUNTING on 9 Feb 2011
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Tested on Ubuntu 10.04

The first time that you connect the ND-100 you may have to "modprobe -a pl2303" to allow the USB-to-serial converter to be recognised, and after that the device appears under /dev/ttyUSB_.

gpsd is started by udev upon insertion and gpsmon can talk to that daemon or directly through the port to the device.

The device itself seems to need to be on a window-sill or outside to get a fix, but after the first few occasions on which it can take 10 minutes to initialise the performance improves significantly, presumably because it has downloaded the latest ephemeris. Fixes now take about 15 seconds.

One mark deducted for its inability to work indoors; I have since bought a 3-metre USB cable to supplant the stubby cable provided and allow the dogle to perch on a window-sill.
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