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  • GPS Problem

    Using a Garmin GPS, WirelssMon is only able to obtain latitude and not longitude settings. It tells me it has a GPS signal with 5 Sats, but if I look in the LOGS or the MAP screen, only the LATITUDE is valid. Here is a line from the GPS log:

    $GPGGA,145314,4145.9344,N,07240.5714,W,1,04,1.7,33 .9,M,-33.6,M,,*4E

    so when looking at the map screen, I get:

    Lat: 41.xxxxx (converted to decimal)
    Lon: 0.000000
    OFF MAP (of course)

    in the AP Logs and connectedAPLogs, the last 2 columns read:

    41.765530,0.000000

    any quick tricks to fix this problem?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    some more info

    After taking my laptop indoors (0 satellites acquired), the GPS continued to send its last known coordinates. The MAP page in WirelessMon, however, behaved a little differently. It kept alternating the Longitude value between 0.00000 and 7240.55280

    The output now from the GPS:
    $GPGGA,154301,4145.8979,N,07240.5528,W,0,00,,,M,,M ,,*4D

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    • #3
      I did enable all of the other NMEA sentences to no avail. Previously, just GPGGA was selected.

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      • #4
        Also, for the latitude, WirelessMon is doing a correct conversion between the NMEA output and dd.ddddd format. i.e. 4145.xxxx converts to approx 41.76xxx in WirelessMon.

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        • #5
          Thanks for reporting this, i believe it has been fixed in this debug build http://www.passmark.com/ftp/wirelessmon1005.exe. Could you please run this version and let us know if it fixes the problem.
          Last edited by Tim (PassMark); 09-20-2006, 11:19 PM.

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          • #6
            Yes! It fixed the problem. Thanks for a great piece of software. I will definitely be purchasing it.

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            • #7
              The newest build of WirelessMon is now available from http://www.passmark.com/ftp/wirelessmon.exe.

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