We have had the Sirius XXL base station for a while now and it has been working great when I use it with a microUSB connector. However, that port is no longer usable since we accidentally dropped the base station while the cable was plugged in and in such a way that the microUSB port on the Sirius completely came off. I have a spare FTDI cable that could convert UART to USB where I was careful in connecting the TX of the Sirius with the RXD of the FTDI cable and RX to TXD. However, when I try to use u-center, I no longer get any messages. It just says “No Fix”. The device is being detected by my computer (albeit the COM* port doesn’t seem to be changing even when I switch the Sirius to different ports on my laptop) but the “COM* 57600” on the bottom bar is not blinking green anymore and I don’t have any print outs on the Text Console.
What am I doing wrong, or is it just not possible to use an FTDI USB cable on the UART port?
EDIT: I’ve also tried to switch the TX with the RX when I connect to the TXD and RXD on my FTDI cable such that I would have TX->TXD and RX->RXD. Even though I would get the blinking green light on the bottom bar for "COM* " and somehow receiving RTCM3 messages (my default when I was using USB), I can’t ever change the baudrate anymore and it just keeps on resetting to 19200, and I’m still getting a “No Fix”. So I don’t believe that this is the right solution.
EDIT2: As a side question, is it not possible to configure the base station without plugging it into the microUSB port? (I read again on the guide that the microUSB cable is needed)