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#1 AZWahoo

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 11:42 PM

Here's the problem as I see it:

SS6 on my phone works great, connects to the Celestron Wifi ok - but the size of the screen is ... cramped. 

I can get SS6 running on the emulator on my Surface tablet running Win 10. However, the emulator only "sees" a wifi network that seems to be some kind of converter/bridge to the existing internet connection. There is no way, through the emulator, to see and connect directly to the Celestron Wifi.

Is there a way - on the emulator end or on the PC end - to make the Android OS "see" and connect to the Celestron Wifi directly?


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:48 AM

I don't have your set up, so I don't know if the following works. 

 

As an experiment, I would run SS6 on Android phone, along with Teamviewer.  On Windows 10, run Teamviewer to connect over the same WiFi to the Android phone display.  Essentially, this may give you a magnified version of the Android phone display on your Surface tablet.



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 06:29 PM

I don't have your set up, so I don't know if the following works. 

 

As an experiment, I would run SS6 on Android phone, along with Teamviewer.  On Windows 10, run Teamviewer to connect over the same WiFi to the Android phone display.  Essentially, this may give you a magnified version of the Android phone display on your Surface tablet.

Good idea! I tried it. Even in portrait mode, the image on the tablet was only about ~ 25% bigger than the phone.

It seems that there ARE ways to do what I want with an emulator - all beyond my level of technical ability.

I picked up a cheap Android tablet on clearance, to be used as a dedicated telescope tablet. Problem solved. 


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