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by W7AY
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: Connecting ASIAIR to Home (Mesh) Network
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Connecting ASIAIR to Home (Mesh) Network

I had earlier reported on not being able to connect ASIAIR (1.4) to my (eero) Mesh Network in Station Mode (STN), and only succeeded when I added a WiFi extender that uses a simple SSID. I see that the Facebook crowd are complaining about other mesh routers also failing to connect in Station Mode, s...
by W7AY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet

Oh yeah, if the signal strength is poor enough, you may even want to switch the extender to using 2.4 GHz. Looks like you already have multiple ways to connect to the home network -- unlike the woes that you read on the ASIAIR Facebook page :-). Have fun. Between clouds, rain and snow, no astrophoto...
by W7AY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR erratic telescope control
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: ASIAIR erratic telescope control

Hi Peter, One extra sanity check that you can do (even indoors) is to set the ASIAIR GOTO coordinates to a degree or so West of the Meridian (the RA of the Meridian should correspond to the local sidereal time, by definition :-). Perform a GOTO on ASIAIR. Next, set a location a degree or so East of ...
by W7AY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet

If you are using a TP-Link travel router at 5 GHz, it won't be much faster than using 2.4 GHz, when the ASIAIR is close to your home router. 2.4 GHz WiFi maxes out at 300 Mbps and the TP-Link advertises the 5 GHz speed as 400 Mbps on 5 GHz. It has an "AC-700" specification, so the combined speed sho...
by W7AY
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR erratic telescope control
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: ASIAIR erratic telescope control

Hi Peter, Another thing occurred to me. What have you set the meridian limit of your mount to? If it is set to something large, it might affect meridian flipping. On my RainbowAstro, if I set the meridian limit to 10 degrees, the auto meridian flip in ASIAIR would not work since the mount doesn’t th...
by W7AY
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet

Oh, before I forget, once you have connected to the home network, remember to go to your router's management web page on your home network. Note down the IP address of the ASIAIR (it should show up in the home network's router table as a device with a name "ASIAIR"). For future convenience, make thi...
by W7AY
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR erratic telescope control
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: ASIAIR erratic telescope control

Hi Peter, You don't happen to be in the Southern Hemisphere? That could be yet another point of confusion (whether an object is east or west of the Meridian). The weather has not permitted any astrophotography for me for at least a month now, so I might as well connect the hand controller to my moun...
by W7AY
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: ASIAIR 1.4 Wired Ethernet

If you had previously extended your home network with the TP-Link travel router, you do not need to do a thing, and simply connect the RJ-45 connector of the ASIAIR to the RJ-45 connector of the travel router, and you are done. It is exactly like connecting the ASIAIR through an Ethernet cable to yo...
by W7AY
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: ASIAIR erratic telescope control
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: ASIAIR erratic telescope control

Hi Peter, In your example, the hand controller thinks Bellatrix is on the "same" side of the Meridian from the beginning, so you can slew normally to it, while ASIAIR thinks the star is on the other side of the Meridian, so someone added a Meridian flip. This could be a bug in the ASIAIR firmware, b...
by W7AY
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: V 1.4 doesn't connect - Solved -
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: V 1.4 doesn't connect

Sorry I can’t send you a pro, since I don’t work for ZWO :-)

I don’t have (nor need) a pro myself.

Glad things finally worked.

Clear skies,
Chen