G11 Gemini won't communicate with laptop
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:01 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:36 AM
Some USB to serial adapters have a utility that directly tells you what com port it thinks it is. Does yours have the utility?
If not you can look under device manager to see what ports are listed under Ports (Com & LTP)
This will let you know for sure what port is being used to connect to the mount.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:15 AM
Apparently the Prolific chips have been counterfeited and the way to tell is they do not work with Win7.
I've been told that Keyspan adapters are the bomb...
Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:20 AM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:24 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:02 AM
I had a USB to RS232 connected to my G11. Everything worked great. I sold the G11 and bought a Titan and nothing would work. I lowered the baud to 4800 and it now works as it should.
Another fix is to open Ascom for Gemini and let it discover the drive. It will poll each active com port. I since added a active USB extension and now my com port changes periodically after a reboot.