I have a new to me Atlas and I'm trying to get it to connect to my Windows 7 64bit laptop. I'm using (what I'm almost certain is) a direct USB to EQ6 cable that was included in the purchase. Once, a couple weeks ago I was able to get control of the mount through EQMOD but now nothing.
I get the little budump noise that the USB to Serial adapter has plugged in.
I can see the adapter under Device Manager listing COM8 as existing now.
I've verified the latest driver is installed for the adapter (18.104.22.168).
But when I run EQMOD Setup and set my timeout to 2000, Retry 2, Baud 9600, and search, it never finds the mount. I can also manually select COM8 and hit OK but I get a COM not found error in the control panel.
Any idea what to try? I've deleted the .ini file several times and rebooted. I'm wondering if the cable is the culprit at this point? Any help would be greatly appreciated.