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locked Re: ES EXOS2 and ZWO ASI Air Pro

Marko Pola
 

Hi Jeff,

I believe you are responding to my wifi connection issue that is under a separate thread. FYI i've tried to manually connect to the pmc8 network using the IP settings but my computer wouldnt take it but I may have been doing it wrong. 


locked Re: ES EXOS2 and ZWO ASI Air Pro

Jeff Weiss
 

Can't he manually set his wifi adaptor to the pmc8 network? 192.168.0.xxx?


On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 9:07 PM Doug Walker <espmc8@...> wrote:
That's 169.254.x.x and that's the address Windows uses when it can't
find anything else.

You have confirmed that you've turned off any kind of firewall? Windows
and any 3rd party stuff an AV package might have installed?

Are you in an area that has lots of wifi hubs? when you go to select the
wifi network how many are in the list?

Finally, you might look into an inexpensive wifi dongle.  It's less
painful than reinstalling windows. ;)

D

On 9/12/2020 11:42 PM, Marko Pola via groups.io wrote:
> Just following up to confirm I found the fix
> here: https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/message/2569
>
> I needed to flash my Serial/USB FTDI chip to invert the RS232 signal.
> Maybe we can get that note added into the help iexos and ASIAIR help
> document for the EXOS2 procedure?
>




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

Doug Walker <espmc8@...>
 

That's 169.254.x.x and that's the address Windows uses when it can't find anything else.

You have confirmed that you've turned off any kind of firewall? Windows and any 3rd party stuff an AV package might have installed?

Are you in an area that has lots of wifi hubs? when you go to select the wifi network how many are in the list?

Finally, you might look into an inexpensive wifi dongle.  It's less painful than reinstalling windows. 


locked Re: ES EXOS2 and ZWO ASI Air Pro

Marko Pola
 

Just following up to confirm I found the fix here: https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/message/2569

I needed to flash my Serial/USB FTDI chip to invert the RS232 signal.  Maybe we can get that note added into the help iexos and ASIAIR help document for the EXOS2 procedure?  


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

Jeff Weiss
 

If you look at the image of your settings it says "Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address 192.254.76.145. 

That is the key. You have auticonfiguration set up and that is putting you on the wrong network. 

Go to "change network settings" 
Rt. Click Wi-Fi
Lft. Click Internet Protocol Version 4
Lft click properties
Check to make sure that on both the "General" tab and Alternate" tab are set to obtain automatically not set manually.
Check the "Advanced" tab for values.

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 8:00 PM Marko Pola via groups.io <md.ellingson=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
I found the new driver for my intel wifi adapter and installed it. Did a restart of my computer and the pmc-8. "forgot" my network and then reestablished the connection but still experiencing the same issue with the inability to connect via the IPv4 settings. I was really hoping that would be the solution. 


locked Re: ES EXOS2 and ZWO ASI Air Pro

Marko Pola
 

I just got my Exos2 with PMC-8 set up. After a day spent troubleshooting issues connect to my windows PC via wifi, I used a different computer to finally to connect to the PMC-8 and switch to the serial connection in the configuration manager. I'm using a USB/Serial cable with the FTDI chipset.

I tested the serial connection with the ASCOM Device Hub and was able to successfully connect to my PMC-8 and control my telescope via my PC and ASCOM.

Then I plugged the USB side of my serial cable into the ASIAIR and powered it up. I went to the telescope settings and selected the EXOS2 mount with serial connection at baud 115200. Then i move the slider to try to connect to the telescope and I receive this error "CONNECT FAILED".

I then tested all the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports on the ASIAIR and got the same results. Restarted my PMC-8 and tried again with same results. Restarted my ASIAIR and tried again with same results.

I'm running ASIAIR version 1.4.4 firmware 5.81 on my ipad 13.6.1

Anyone else ever run into this problem. Should I post this into the ASIAIR facebook group and forums too?


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

Marko Pola
 

I found the new driver for my intel wifi adapter and installed it. Did a restart of my computer and the pmc-8. "forgot" my network and then reestablished the connection but still experiencing the same issue with the inability to connect via the IPv4 settings. I was really hoping that would be the solution. 


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

Marko Pola
 

Ok, I unchecked the v6 and this was my result. I had attempted to check for driver updates but windows couldn't find one so I'll look into that link you posted to see if other driver updates are available.





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

Wes Mcdonald
 

So the driver has bugs.  Get a new one


Wes 

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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


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

Wes Mcdonald
 

Marko

Go back into your network settings per Doug.  Uncheck v6.  Leave only v4 checked

That network card is not recognizing v4 it seems.  There might be information out there for a new driver for that card.  This would be a bug that certainly many would experience.

Wes 

--
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


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

Marko Pola
 

So the good news is I was able to use a loaned computer to switch my PMC-8 to serial. I guess if I need to switch it again, I'll just have to use a different computer unless I can figure out what's wrong with my PC. 


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

Marko Pola
 
Edited

Jeff,
On my previous screenshots, I was sharing a view from 2 different PCs. The first screenshot was PC settings that is not connecting correctly to the PMC-8. the 2nd screenshot was from a PC I borrowed that is connecting properly.

Doug,
I checked the network adapter settings and the IPV4 box was checked and everything else looks correct as you have stated but it's still not connecting to the PMC-8 network correctly


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

espmc8@...
 

TL;DR Can you post a screenshot of your IPv4 settings?

In your system tray, right click on the networking icon. Select "open network and internet settings." Then select "Change adapter options" Right click on your wifi adapter and select properties. Make sure that Internet Protocol Version 4 has a check mark. Double click that line. Screen shot this. Make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically is selected, and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

Try connecting to the wifi again and see if you get a IPv4 address.

On 9/12/2020 8:34 PM, Marko Pola via groups.io wrote:
My PC is very new. I bought it from Dell a few months ago. Here i a look at the network settings between my PC which doesn't connect properly to the PMC-8 network and the borrowed PC which does connect. The settings are quite a bit different and I have no idea how to change them. Different wifi network technology in each computer.


Re: Getting Hooked up

Henry Staub
 


I spent a few hours messing around then decided to start over.  I posted picture .of box with cables plugged in and the CM. Well I used the virgin cable I was not able to connect. I had an old issue of The Sky and tried that and it worked?to
I am thinking about swapping the neutered Dtr cable into ASI box and that leaves me adding 12V power to ASI.


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

Jeff Weiss
 

What happens when you try and connect to it?


On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 5:34 PM Marko Pola via groups.io <md.ellingson=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
My PC is very new. I bought it from Dell a few months ago. Here i a look at the network settings between my PC which doesn't connect properly to the PMC-8 network and the borrowed PC which does connect. The settings are quite a bit different and I have no idea how to change them. Different wifi network technology in each computer.




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

Jeff Weiss
 

I see the correct ipv4 network now and it looks like you are connected. You should be able to ping the EXOS2 now. Is that 192.168.47.1 Wes?

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 5:34 PM Marko Pola via groups.io <md.ellingson=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
My PC is very new. I bought it from Dell a few months ago. Here i a look at the network settings between my PC which doesn't connect properly to the PMC-8 network and the borrowed PC which does connect. The settings are quite a bit different and I have no idea how to change them. Different wifi network technology in each computer.




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

Jeff Weiss
 

That is all ipv6 data. Look for the ipv4 settings


On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 5:34 PM Marko Pola via groups.io <md.ellingson=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
My PC is very new. I bought it from Dell a few months ago. Here i a look at the network settings between my PC which doesn't connect properly to the PMC-8 network and the borrowed PC which does connect. The settings are quite a bit different and I have no idea how to change them. Different wifi network technology in each computer.




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

Marko Pola
 

My PC is very new. I bought it from Dell a few months ago. Here i a look at the network settings between my PC which doesn't connect properly to the PMC-8 network and the borrowed PC which does connect. The settings are quite a bit different and I have no idea how to change them. Different wifi network technology in each computer.




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

Jeff Weiss
 

I would always suspect anti-virus software first with connection problems and i would keep my pc/laptop current with windows updates.

Windows will download stuff in the background and it slows you down and makes some things slow down or quit working and you do not know about it. Best thing is to get updated in the day, then you know that is not the problem. 

Then do a scan to make certain adware or viruses aren't the cause of an issue. 

Make certain that your hard drive is healthy and not too full. Do a defragment. If it is over 50% full, try and pair it down. Full hard drives do not work well.

You need to do everything you can do to be certain you have a healthy machine before you try and troubleshoot/debug networking challenges.

Last thing i would do is clear my cache. This is not a browser problem so you should not need to clear your cache but it might clear up other issues. 

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 4:50 PM Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:
Marko

Please use your neighbors laptop and after connection to the pmc8 network take a look at ipconfig.

In your pc disconnect all WiFi networks and make sure none are selected to connect automatically.  Then connect to the pmc8 and show us ipconfig 

Wes 

--
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


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

Marko Pola
 

Ok on my neighbor's laptop, i get the following ipconfig when i connect to the PMC-8 network. It has the correct IP address there.

Another thing i noticed is that on my PC is says "unidentified network" when I hover over the status indicator. and on my neighbor's laptop is says PMC-Eight-02 when I hover over it.

I did as you suggested on my PC (making sure everything is disconnected and not connecting automatically) but still have the same issue when I try to make a connection to that network. My PC is definitely using a new version of windows it just did an update a couple weeks ago.


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