Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:33 AM
I was wondering...I have a GPS 11 scope and I was trying to use Stellarium and not having any luck. I have the proper cable and plugged it into the bottom of the hand controller. Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have a serial port so I was using a USB to Serial adapter (a cheap one at that). All the drivers are installed properly and it says "connected" but I get no response from the scope. Here's the question, my hand controller is version 1.6 and does not have the option to switch to RS232 mode. Is that necessary to work, or should I suspect the USB cable is not providing a true serial port? I've also tried all the different port combinations I could and still nothing. I should mention that I have 2 laptops, the first one doesn't have the serial port but runs stellarium great and the second one is much slower and barely runs Stellarium but does have a serial port which I used without the USB adapter. I get no response from either, so that makes me wonder if I need the option to select RS232 mode with the hand controller.