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        Building on the previous post VB.NET Quick Tip – Reading A USB GPS, I will show how to use a USB to Serial cable manufactured by FTDI.  In my projects, prototyping and final products I use the FTDI TTL-232R extensively.  The cable is reasonably priced and comes in two varieties, a […]

The GPS outputs NMEA data on a port designated as a Serial Com Port by Windows.

This means that for one to write software to communicate with the device you have to give the Xport Direct a fixed IP address.

Regex wasn’t good enough for me, nor was GetInvalidFileNameChar()