I believe that you can connect a computer directly to your EQ6-R Pro mount, I always have my Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G mount controlled directly by computer. You need an EQDir cable which is a specialty cable hand made specifically for this purpose.
You will also need a few free programs like Ascom, EQMod, and Cartes du Ciel (CdC) and the required drivers.
Here is a website that explains how to do it... https://www.atm-work...pc-connect.html
Note that with the new version of the EQ6R-Pro, you no longer need the Shoestring EQDIR cable. You can directly connect the mount and the PC with a standard USB Printer cable (USB type-A to USB type-B). Once you figure out which COM port is being used by the mount connection, the rest of the tutorial you linked will go the same.
Just remember to follow user MikeECha's advice in that other thread and set the communications rate to 115,200 in the COM Port set up on windows.
That thread was the first time I had seen mention of the USB port on the EQ6R-Pro. Prior images of that mount (and the SkyWatcher site) show nothing. It's great they have added the direct USB port on this mount.
PS: A clarification note about the Tutorial. If you connect from the mount to the PC directly with the USB cable, you must use EQMOD as your ASCOM driver. If you connect the HandControl to the Mount and the PC to the Hand Control, you can use either the SkyWatcher ASCOM driver or the EQMOD ASCOM driver as described in the tutorial.
Edited by jdupton, 16 June 2019 - 11:41 AM.