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sanfos
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Mount ASCOM driver installation

Post by sanfos » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:45 pm

Hi,

I have a Bresser EXOS-2 GoTo mount with Bresser firmware v2.3. I bought an USB cable based on the CH340 USB to serial driver and I was able to make it work on my Windows 10 PC using a suitable driver. It works nicely with Cartes du Ciel, Stellarium etc.
Tried to use it on my ASIAIR as well but it doesn't find the EXOS mount :cry: . Where can I find the software driver and how can I install it on the ASIAIR?

Thanks a lot,
Sandro

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Re: Mount ASCOM driver installation

Post by ASIAIR@ZWO » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:54 am

sanfos wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Hi,

I have a Bresser EXOS-2 GoTo mount with Bresser firmware v2.3. I bought an USB cable based on the CH340 USB to serial driver and I was able to make it work on my Windows 10 PC using a suitable driver. It works nicely with Cartes du Ciel, Stellarium etc.
Tried to use it on my ASIAIR as well but it doesn't find the EXOS mount :cry: . Where can I find the software driver and how can I install it on the ASIAIR?

Thanks a lot,
Sandro
In the mount drop list, please choose: [Explore Scientific EXOS2]
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sanfos
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Re: Mount ASCOM driver installation

Post by sanfos » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:13 am

Thank you for the suggestion but it doesn't work. Tried all the range of baud rates available, no result.
The cable's seller suggests to check if the CH340 Serial-to-USB interface driver is actually installed on the ASIAIR OS.
Please let me know since I'm stuck.

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Re: Mount ASCOM driver installation

Post by Tech@ZWO » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 am

Hi sir

If you want to change the interface from the default WiFi Port (interface 1) to the Serial Port
(interface 0), do the following:
NOTE: This assumes that you start with the delivered configuration of the PMC-Eight™ with the
WiFi interface enabled.
1. Set your SSID to the PMC-Eight-xx, whichever yours is.
2. Using Putty, TELNET into address 192.168.47.1 port 54372.
3. You should be greeted with the *HELLO* prompt of the RN-131 module.
4. Enter "###", and you should see "Diagnostic Mode Disabled#!”.
5. Enter "ESX!", and you should see "ESX0!", which indicates that the interface was switched
to the serial port (interface 0).

sanfos
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Re: Mount ASCOM driver installation

Post by sanfos » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:16 pm

Hi,

Maybe I was not clear in explaining what my setup is. I have the original Bresser Exos-2 mount (no wi-fi) and not the Explore Scientific PMC-8. Therefore, there's no way I can follow your instructions.
I would appreciate if you could tell me if my mount is supported.

Regards,
Sandro

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Re: Mount ASCOM driver installation

Post by ASIAIR@ZWO » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:40 am

sanfos wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Hi,

Maybe I was not clear in explaining what my setup is. I have the original Bresser Exos-2 mount (no wi-fi) and not the Explore Scientific PMC-8. Therefore, there's no way I can follow your instructions.
I would appreciate if you could tell me if my mount is supported.

Regards,
Sandro
Hello Sandro,
we are talking to the Bresser company about the mount you are using, so hope we can implement the driver soon. Thanks for your info.
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Location:lon=120.6 lat=31.3
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