Re: One beginner's guide to getting EXOS2/PMC8 fully operational with ASCOM, Stellarium, SharpCap, ASPS, and ASCOMPAD

Wes Mcdonald


Sooo you changed your computer also when you loaded the new version of firmware?


The thing to remember is always that the PMC8 is the last place to suspect.  Compared to every other computer or computer software that we use it is the simplest machine and the least likely to be Borked.  And there are tons of thiem out there and they are all trouble free.  Thus its always the PC or some software on it.

Prime suspect is a firewall.  The new Windows firewall prevents UDP apparently.  So if you are having huge connection problems, turn off Windows firewall and see do all the problems go away.  As you are not on the Internet this is not hazzard.  If it works then you know the firewall was doing you in.

Glad it works now Peter.


Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired

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