Mike Forbes <mikeforbes059@...>
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This is wonderful news. I have had connection issues with the PMC-Eight wifi since purchasing the Exos-2 a month ago. I will wait for a bit to try what is on the PDF because with the connx issues in wifi to use the Explorestars app, it forced me to begin to learn APT, plate solving software, connx with Stellarium, and using them all with the Poth Hub and Sharpcap using the serial port. I am thrilled by the results I have had over serial. Stable rock solid. It amazes me that when you make a setting change in one program, for instance "Park", it registers in everything connected to the Poth Hub. Blows my mind, lol.
For one, I truly appreciate your continued support in the forum. I believe that ES has a terrific product in the Exos-2. It is my first EQ goto mount and I am enjoying it very much.
On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 7:47 AM Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...
CAUTION: The following information is provided for information only, use at your own risk.
Explore Scientific supports the OpenGOTO Community in making the most use of their PMC-Eight system including making certain modifications to, and maintaining their systems without voiding the warranty. Restoring the system back to the original settings by Explore Scientific may incur additional costs (repair and shipping).
This is a repost of a procedure developed by Karl and submitted to the WikiSubmissions subgroup detailing how to configure your G11 or EXOS 2 (Model 2A-06B) PMC-Eight controller to connect to your existing WiFi Internet router. This has been requested several times over the past 3 years. I took the message thread started by Karl on this and turned it into a pdf document (attached) for easy download.
Here are links to a couple of documents which have supplemental information including the PMC-Eight Programmer's Reference and the Microchip Wifly Command Reference Manual
I must warn you again that you perform this modification to the PMC-Eight at your own risk.
I will be creating an enhancement feature request to Chris Moses' PMC-Eight Configuration Manager to include a function to restore the Microchip RN-131 module back to the Explore Scientific settings. This will take some time to research and implement so in the meantime you do this modification at your own risk. The PMC-Eight Programmer's Reference contains the procedure to restore the RN-131 to the Explore Scientific settings so it is possible to do this yourself, but takes a certain level of technical skill and knowledge.
I want to assure everyone that we will always be here to help you in making changes to your PMC-Eight control system to ensure you have continued use of your PMC-Eight system.as originally delivered to you.
Thanks for your continued support.
Vice President of Engineering
Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com
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