The CGE works just fine with a whole host of mount control apps ... both via an ASCOM scope driver or those with native Celestron mount control capabilities.
As far as troubleshooting I agree with Michael B ... CDC with ASCOM and the Celestron unified telescope driver is as about as bullet proof a configuration as you can find (I use it virtually every clear night with either a v4 physical hand controller or via NexRemote and the PC Port serial connection).
USB-serial adapter driver should create a com port#, this # is visible in the Device manager window. The number can also change when you change the USB port you plug the USB-serial adapter into.
ASCOM driver should offer you a configuration option when you first fire up CDC and select the appropriate ASCOM connection option. The com port # goes into that configuration. This works through the hand controller serial port without any additional software.
The PC Port serial connection is only functional if you first run NexRemote (and configure it with that physical com port number). CDC with ASCOM or other scope control apps will work through NexRemote if you enable the virtual serial port (and this com port number is used when configuring the scope control app).
Made progress today. I enabled virtual port on NexRemote and now ASCOM, CDC, and stellarium are working as expected.
I still need some clarification. I'm connecting the HC to COM 3. I enable Virtual port to whatever. In all three application, Im not seeing the virtual port, and when i select com3 everything works fine.
The other challenge i had, when i enable the V port and hit OK, the program closes/minimizes. And i can not use Nexremote to control the mount.
So what worked for me, i started with HC and did initial setup and two point alignment, then i launched nexremote and enabled v port, then all three apps worked.
Is this the correct process?
Note: when launching Nexremote I keep getting the following message:
Virtual Serial Port ActiveX Control is not registered in this system.
Im running Windows 10...
Edited by naji, 29 March 2020 - 03:50 PM.