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giangpoh giangpoh is offline
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Default LTO Problem for Dell WWAN & GPS Application - Fixed - 12-30-2008, 08:35 AM

Guys, I just downloaded a new version of Dell wirelless manager V.5.2.1045.43 and it has a nice button to enable/disable GPS

My problem is it gave error: "If LTO: LTO data is missing, connect to internet to download LTO data" after I press the GPS on button

Do u guys have any solutions for this?
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Default 05-22-2009, 03:38 PM

just follow naqbi761's way above and LTO problem will be solved
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Default 06-14-2009, 11:32 AM

naqbi761's way is indeed the one true path to GPS-goodness (so download that file now!), but speaking as a n00b who hadn't used XP for quite some time I feel like some elaboration is needed in terms of HOW one actually MANUALLY installs drivers (and which drivers one should manually uninstall) in Windows XP. For example, I ran into the problem of trying to uninstall the thing, then having hardware magically reinstall itself. Here's how I got it working:

First thing's and extract naqbi761's file....2nd problem for n00bs...what are the extracted 'x64' & 'x86' folders all about?? They refer to the type of processor in your PC. If you are using a Dell Mini 9 on Vodafone NZ network like mine then yours has an Intel processor and so you'll have to use the drivers in the 'x86' folder...AMD athlon drivers are in the 'x64' folder. But in the end, Windows won't let you install the wrong you'll find out which folder is yours pretty quickly...

The trick is to actually go into Device Manager (through clicking 'System' in control panel then clicking the 'Hardware' tab) you will see a whole heap of plus those plus signs and then right-click every device with a 'HSPA' in it's name..then click update driver...say no to allowing Windows to connect to the Internet/Windows Update to find a driver.....then it'll ask you to install automatically or select a location for the driver...SELECT THE LOCATION FOR THE DRIVER.... click 'search for the best driver in these locations'...then tick the box 'include this location in the search'....browse for the folder you extracted those files to...but just specifying that folder is not enough, you have to pick the folder that has the driver for the particular device you are updating...the driver for your particular device is located in one of those sub-folders in the 'x86' folder (or 'x64 if you're using a different PC from mine).. you should be able to tell which one from the name (e.g. the driver for the Universal Serial Bus Controller of HSPA is located in 'd553bus')..however if all else fails Windows won't let you install from the wrong sub-folder so if worst comes to worst just trial & error click each folder until you come to one that Windows doesn't object to. In my experience the extracted file did not contain a driver for my Network Adapter...but this basically ended up not mattering as far as GPS went.

After a while, a GPS device shows up in the 'Ports' part of Device Manager (in my case it showed after I reinstalled the BUS controller) shows up with a question mark. This is when you right click install driver & pick the driver in the x86 (or whatever..) folder that has a 'gps' in its name! After that you install that Ericsson wireless utility and you'll be able to use your GPS with Earthbridge or what have you! This should get rid of that annoying error in which the Ericsson software implies it needs to connect to the internet in order to get the GPS working.
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Cool Props - 08-04-2009, 12:00 AM

This thread was hugely helpful for me. Not sure if this is the right place to express my feelings. Big Ups.
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Default 09-22-2009, 03:56 PM

I'm running the final version of Windows 7 RTM (build 7600) and can get the GPS working fine but it refuses to connect via the 3G using the methods here. Using Vodafone Mobile connect v:9.3.6 which supports the 5530 module errors with RAS error code 734 and the Dell Wireless Manager Just says can not connect. !!!

Any body else getting this, I'm 100% it all worked fine in the RC versions of Windows 7?

Dell Mini 9 | Black | A05 | OS X 10.5.7 | DellEFI 1.2a5 | 2GB RAM | 64GB RunCore SSD | 8GB SDHC | Dell 5530 3G | 0.3mP webcam

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Default 10-24-2009, 07:59 AM

i did it... now in the wireless can turn on the GPS.
may i know what map software can support dell mini 5530.
because i have try to use garmin mobile pc, its cant detect the GPS module even i manaully set to COM6 : ERICGPS0...
please help
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Default 03-27-2012, 03:22 PM

I dunno what I've done wrong then. I tried Caroline's post and I did originally have 3G data, then that went, and I briefly had GPS recognised but then the 3G wouldn't work. I have spent the last 4 hours trying to get it sorted, and I think the only recourse I have left will be a fresh XP re installation and then starting from scratch with those drivers!

GPS is supposedly installed on Com8 but nothing will connect with it.

Mobile Data is supposedly installed also but doesn't actually connect any more

I even tried the suggestion in post #52 in Caroline's thread to no avail. That alone helped me to actually see the GPS, but then no further

Also, Earth Bridge, whilst seeing the GPS com port won't actually show any data from it. Even plugging in a regular GPS puck into this machine next to the window E/B doesn't see any satellites but any other GPS software can.

I get the feeling it's all ganging up on me

---------- Post added at 04:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:49 PM ----------

Clearly there was mind control done at your end because after a few reboots of it not actually doing anything I could see (apart from me having my wireless connection drop a few times) it suddenly started working... to a degree.

It's sat on the window ledge trying to get a GPS lock, and after I've had some food I shall take a trundle outside with it to try and let it see clear sky

We'll see, but thanks for everyones contributions via these posts
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