I have a Minix N42C-4 mini PC attached to my Celestron EDGE HD 8 in my backyard.
Using CPWI, I can control my CGEM mount and PoleMaster, while SGPro controls my ASI1600MM, guidecamera, pHD2 and my new Celestron motorized focuser - all via RDC in the house.
For out at Star parties, I would like to have the laptop within 25' or so of the telescope so I can monitor it from time to time, as well as at home, since my RDC connection drops a lot and the telescope is never more than 20' from the house.
Has anyone used a LAN cable to connect a Mini PC to a laptop and control the Mini PC? I would like the RDC version but hardwired since WIFI at remote locations is problamatic.
I also read one can use a cross-over (bridge) USB cable but I thought a LAN line might work?
Any suggestions are most welcome!