Quote:Hello All,Our group is looking to do remote control of a CGEM mount beyond the limit of USB. (We need about 180ft). Wifi doesn't work because there are metal walls in between. We think about using a long Ethernet cable with a serial adapter like this:http://www.neteon.net/Product/340-3-13-365/GW212Ideally there should be no issue and the driver for the adapter should just create a new virtual COM port in the PC (windows, not linux). The planetarium program should then connect to that port and talk to the NexStar controller at the mount 180ft away.Now we all know that astronomy gear is sometime picky about drivers and adapters. So want to ask the group if anybody has already tried a setup like this and can report the results.Your feedback is most welcome.Clear Skies,Gert
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Dark Arts Observatory, Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote: How about using Ethernet to USB box as described earlier and then use one USB port and use USB to serial adapter (RS232) to control the scope? The remaining USB connections for camera, autoguider and others like focuser motor.