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Navigation device not connecting to computer (MyDrive Connect)

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If your computer doesn't detect your navigation device while it is connected:

  1. Make sure your device is removed from its mount.
  2. Make sure the USB cable is connected properly, directly into a USB port on the computer and not into a USB hub or USB port on a keyboard or monitor.
    Use only the USB cable supplied with the device. Other USB cables may not work.

If the device is still not recognised, the software, or driver, required to detect the device may not be installed correctly.

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For detailed steps to resolve this issue, select your operating system below.

Mac OS X
  1. Open Windows Explorer, right-click Computer (or My Computer) and select Manage.
    Note: If you receive a message asking to confirm administrator permission, confirm by clicking Yes or OK.
  2. Select Device Manager.
  3. Double-click Network Adapters.

The navigation device can be listed as "unknown device", "TomTom #...", where ... is a number, "RNDIS" or "Remote NDIS Compatible Device".

Note: if the device is not listed under Network Adapters, double-click Other devices

For detailed steps to resolve this issue, select the device that is listed, below.

Unknown device


TomTom #... / RNDIS / Remote NDIS Compatible Device

If your computer fails to assign the driver automatically, you can install it by following the steps below.

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top left hand corner of your screen and choose System Preferences.
  2. Open Network or Modem. The navigation device is listed as a network card or as a modem.

If your navigation device is not listed, add it in the following way:

  1. Click the plus (+) button at the bottom left and select the TomTom Interface.
  2. Click Create, then Apply.

If your navigation device is listed, check the status in the following way:

  • A yellow/orange status your navigation device is correctly installed.
  • A red status means your navigation device is not correctly installed. Follow these steps to change the status:
    1. Select the navigation device.
    2. On the right side, click on advanced.
    3. Click on Renew DHCP-lease.
    4. Click OK.
      The status should now be yellow/orange.

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