A few items. Make sure the Wi-Fi Dongle is not connected during use. It is only used to change the wifi channel,
then it is removed. Otherwise you will have connection issues.
The IOS version has a few differences than Android:
Your Ipad can never go to “sleep” while in use. So before I start, I go to Settings- Display & Brightness-
The ExploreStars App “Must” Always be the only “active” app. That is once you are connected, you can not
change screens. ie, you can not switch screens to check wifi network, email or anything else. If you do, it
will stop functioning.
When I begin, I power up the mount for a minute, then check to make sure the wifi network I’m
connected to on the Ipad is the mount. Then, I open ExploreStars, and watch for the green light
to illuminate on the mount. (As per above you can not change screens)
Make sure no other “Known” wifi networks on the Ipad are available or close by. I have had the
Ipad switch to another network after I had already connected to the mount. The green light
will go out eventually, but now the mount is dead. Sooo, start over.
If the mount seems unresponsive or moves in obvious undesired direction, start over. That is close out
ExploreStars, un power the mount.
Here is a copy of a previous message that I sent.
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102, Meade ETX 90 EC (Deforked)
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, ExploreStars IPAD & Fire HD8,
Oberwerk 5000 Tripod, Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40