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#1 davidparks

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 11:44 PM

Instructions:  Connecting ASIAIR Pro and AZGTi

 

There are 2 ways you can control Skywatcher’s AZGTi mount with ZWO’s ASIAIR Pro, Wired or Wireless.

 

Wired
Using a FTDI USB Cable, such as the Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Skywatcher AZGTi, is the simplest and most reliable way to connect, and allows the ASIAIR Pro to operate wirelessly with your iPad/Android device using the much faster 5GHz band.  A FTDI USB Cable, sometimes called a EQMOD, or EQDIR cable can also be made DIY.  You can search these forums or the internet for instructions.

 

When connecting the AZGTi to the ASIAIR via a USB Cable such as this, you can configure the mount in the ASIAIR Telescope Setting interface as type EQMOD Mount with connection set to Serial.

 

Wireless
The first thing to know about connecting to the AZGTi via wireless, is that the AZGTi is limited to the 2.4GHz band.  The 2.4GHz band, while having more range than 5GHz, is much slower and more prone to interference from other wireless devices and signals, including USB2 noise.  This doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well, it’s just best to be aware of these issues in case you need to troubleshoot.   Because the ASIAIR Pro sends images over the wireless to the ASAIR App, you will notice the slower loading times particularly if you are using a larger resolution camera sensor.  This is not a limitation of the ASIAIR, but the nature of 2.4GHz and the limitation of the AZGTi.

 

Networking 101
Before we get into the wireless configuration, it may be beneficial to explain some relevant networking concepts.  A TCP/IP Network is a collection of Nodes connected via Links.  Nodes are devices such as computers, phones, and in our case the ASIAIR and AZGTi.   The Nodes of a Network share an IP schema, an address range, that allows them to communicate.  Like houses on a street, they share the same State, City, Street, but have unique House Numbers.  Often, and in our case, one of the Nodes also serves as the Router.  This Router, may also provide DHCP services, which automatically give any node a suitable and unique address when that client connects to the network.  If the Router does not provide DHCP services, or you choose to use a Fixed IP, then you need to enter a unique address which is compatible with the network.

 

Both the ASIAIR and AZGTi act as Routers in their own network.  Therefore, in order for them to communicate, one of them has to join the Network of the other as a Node(or Station).

 

Connecting the AZGTi to the ASIAIR
In this scenario, we will connect the AZGTi(station) to the ASIAIR(router)
The AZGTi wireless only operates in the 2.4GHz band, so the first step is to connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network, open the ASIAIR app, and switch the wireless to 2.4GHz.

 

Now we need to configure the AZGTi as a station on the ASIAIR network.  Connect your mobile device to the AZGTi Network.  If you look in your mobile device’s wireless network settings, you will see that your IP Address is 192.168.4.2, and the Router is 192.168.4.1.  The AZGTi(router) has automatically assigned your mobile device the 2nd (or other unique) address on the 192.168.4 network.

 

Open the Synscan Pro app on your mobile device, Connect to the AZGTi, then go to Settings > Wi-Fi Setting and check Modify Station.  Turn Station Mode on, and enter the ASIAIR Pro Network Name as the SSID, with default password 12345678.  Because we will not be able to see the AZGTi’s IP Address, once it connects to the ASIAIR, we need to turn DHCP Off, and enter a Fixed IP.  This Fixed IP must be a unique address on the ASIAIR Network.  ASIAIR uses the 10.0.0 network, with itself being number 1 (10.0.0.1), your mobile device will often be assigned 10.0.0.2 when it connects to the ASIAIR, so let’s set the AZGTi Fixed IP address to 10.0.0.10 as ZWO’s manual suggests.  Hit Apply at the top right of the Synscan app.

 

The AZGTi will now connect to the ASIAIR.  It is best to leave the AZGTi Access Point Mode enabled as well, so you can always connect to the AZGTi directly with your mobile device in order to troubleshoot or to manage connections.

 

Now that the AZGTi is a node on the ASIAIR Network, we can configure the Mount settings in the ASIAIR.  Connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network  and open the ASIAIR app.   In the Telescope Settings interface, select EQMOD Mount.  Connect Method should be Ethernet, and IP Address will be 10.0.0.10.  The Port is 11880, and change the Protocol from TCP to UDP.  You should now be able to Enable the EQMOD Mount, and verify by going back to the main ASIAIR screen, and moving the mount via the telescope slew panel.

 

Henceforth you will not need to use Synscan to configure the AZGTi because it will remember the settings.  Just power up both devices, connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR, and the ASIAIR to all your equipment.

 

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Connecting the ASIAIR to the AZGTi
In this scenario, we will connect the ASIAIR(station) to the AZGTi(router)
The AZGTi wireless only operates in the 2.4GHz band, so the first step is to connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network, open the ASIAIR app, and switch the wireless to 2.4GHz.

 

Now we need to configure the ASIAIR as a station on the AZGTi network.  Connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network.  If you look in your mobile device’s wireless network settings, you will see that your IP Address is 10.0.0.X. (Where X is a unique number), and the Router is 10.0.0.1.  The ASIAIR(router) has automatically assigned your mobile device a unique address on the 10.0.0 network.

 

Open the ASIAIR app, and the Wireless Settings Interface.  Open the WiFi Station Mode page and Enable the WiFi Station Mode.  ASIAIR will show you available 2.4GHz networks, connect to your AZGTi network providing a password if needed (default AZGTi password is blank).  Once connected, you can examine the network information (i), and discover your ASIAIR has been assigned a unique address on the 192.168.4 network (probably 192.168.4.2), and the Gateway(router) is the address of the AZGTi (192.168.4.1)

 

We can now configure the Mount in the ASIAIR.  In the Telescope Settings interface, select EQMOD Mount.  Connect Method should be Ethernet, and IP Address will be 192.168.4.1.  The Port is 11880, and change the Protocol from TCP to UDP.  You should now be able to Enable the EQMOD Mount, and verify by going back to the main ASIAIR screen, opening the telescope slew panel.

 

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Additional Thoughts.
For those looking forward to the recently announced and pending SkySafari release with direct native support for the AZGTi, I would recommend that you connect the ASIAIR in Station mode to the AZGTi Access Point.  Not only is this easier because you don’t need to enter a Fixed IP into the AZGTi, but it is a more natural fit with running SkySafari on the same device, controlling the AZGTi directly.  However, it really isn’t necessary to run SkySafari with the ASIAIR, as the ASIAIR includes extensive object databases to select from and Goto.  The ASIAIR Pro can be your complete solution with the AZGTi, no Synscan, no Skysafari, Easy as 1, 2, 3.


Edited by davidparks, 19 April 2020 - 11:54 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 07:14 AM

Instructions:  Connecting ASIAIR Pro and AZGTi

 

There are 2 ways you can control Skywatcher’s AZGTi mount with ZWO’s ASIAIR Pro, Wired or Wireless.

 

Wired
Using a FTDI USB Cable, such as the Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Skywatcher AZGTi, is the simplest and most reliable way to connect, and allows the ASIAIR Pro to operate wirelessly with your iPad/Android device using the much faster 5GHz band.  A FTDI USB Cable, sometimes called a EQMOD, or EQDIR cable can also be made DIY.  You can search these forums or the internet for instructions.

 

When connecting the AZGTi to the ASIAIR via a USB Cable such as this, you can configure the mount in the ASIAIR Telescope Setting interface as type EQMOD Mount with connection set to Serial.

 

Wireless
The first thing to know about connecting to the AZGTi via wireless, is that the AZGTi is limited to the 2.4GHz band.  The 2.4GHz band, while having more range than 5GHz, is much slower and more prone to interference from other wireless devices and signals, including USB2 noise.  This doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well, it’s just best to be aware of these issues in case you need to troubleshoot.   Because the ASIAIR Pro sends images over the wireless to the ASAIR App, you will notice the slower loading times particularly if you are using a larger resolution camera sensor.  This is not a limitation of the ASIAIR, but the nature of 2.4GHz and the limitation of the AZGTi.

 

Networking 101
Before we get into the wireless configuration, it may be beneficial to explain some relevant networking concepts.  A TCP/IP Network is a collection of Nodes connected via Links.  Nodes are devices such as computers, phones, and in our case the ASIAIR and AZGTi.   The Nodes of a Network share an IP schema, an address range, that allows them to communicate.  Like houses on a street, they share the same State, City, Street, but have unique House Numbers.  Often, and in our case, one of the Nodes also serves as the Router.  This Router, may also provide DHCP services, which automatically give any node a suitable and unique address when that client connects to the network.  If the Router does not provide DHCP services, or you choose to use a Fixed IP, then you need to enter a unique address which is compatible with the network.

 

Both the ASIAIR and AZGTi act as Routers in their own network.  Therefore, in order for them to communicate, one of them has to join the Network of the other as a Node(or Station).

 

Connecting the AZGTi to the ASIAIR
In this scenario, we will connect the AZGTi(station) to the ASIAIR(router)
The AZGTi wireless only operates in the 2.4GHz band, so the first step is to connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network, open the ASIAIR app, and switch the wireless to 2.4GHz.

 

Now we need to configure the AZGTi as a station on the ASIAIR network.  Connect your mobile device to the AZGTi Network.  If you look in your mobile device’s wireless network settings, you will see that your IP Address is 192.168.4.2, and the Router is 192.168.4.1.  The AZGTi(router) has automatically assigned your mobile device the 2nd (or other unique) address on the 192.168.4 network.

 

Open the Synscan Pro app on your mobile device, Connect to the AZGTi, then go to Settings > Wi-Fi Setting and check Modify Station.  Turn Station Mode on, and enter the ASIAIR Pro Network Name as the SSID, with default password 12345678.  Because we will not be able to see the AZGTi’s IP Address, once it connects to the ASIAIR, we need to turn DHCP Off, and enter a Fixed IP.  This Fixed IP must be a unique address on the ASIAIR Network.  ASIAIR uses the 10.0.0 network, with itself being number 1 (10.0.0.1), your mobile device will often be assigned 10.0.0.2 when it connects to the ASIAIR, so let’s set the AZGTi Fixed IP address to 10.0.0.10 as ZWO’s manual suggests.  Hit Apply at the top right of the Synscan app.

 

The AZGTi will now connect to the ASIAIR.  It is best to leave the AZGTi Access Point Mode enabled as well, so you can always connect to the AZGTi directly with your mobile device in order to troubleshoot or to manage connections.

 

Now that the AZGTi is a node on the ASIAIR Network, we can configure the Mount settings in the ASIAIR.  Connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network  and open the ASIAIR app.   In the Telescope Settings interface, select EQMOD Mount.  Connect Method should be Ethernet, and IP Address will be 10.0.0.10.  The Port is 11880, and change the Protocol from TCP to UDP.  You should now be able to Enable the EQMOD Mount, and verify by going back to the main ASIAIR screen, and moving the mount via the telescope slew panel.

 

Henceforth you will not need to use Synscan to configure the AZGTi because it will remember the settings.  Just power up both devices, connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR, and the ASIAIR to all your equipment.

 

 
 
 
 

Connecting the ASIAIR to the AZGTi
In this scenario, we will connect the ASIAIR(station) to the AZGTi(router)
The AZGTi wireless only operates in the 2.4GHz band, so the first step is to connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network, open the ASIAIR app, and switch the wireless to 2.4GHz.

 

Now we need to configure the ASIAIR as a station on the AZGTi network.  Connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network.  If you look in your mobile device’s wireless network settings, you will see that your IP Address is 10.0.0.X. (Where X is a unique number), and the Router is 10.0.0.1.  The ASIAIR(router) has automatically assigned your mobile device a unique address on the 10.0.0 network.

 

Open the ASIAIR app, and the Wireless Settings Interface.  Open the WiFi Station Mode page and Enable the WiFi Station Mode.  ASIAIR will show you available 2.4GHz networks, connect to your AZGTi network providing a password if needed (default AZGTi password is blank).  Once connected, you can examine the network information (i), and discover your ASIAIR has been assigned a unique address on the 192.168.4 network (probably 192.168.4.2), and the Gateway(router) is the address of the AZGTi (192.168.4.1)

 

We can now configure the Mount in the ASIAIR.  In the Telescope Settings interface, select EQMOD Mount.  Connect Method should be Ethernet, and IP Address will be 192.168.4.1.  The Port is 11880, and change the Protocol from TCP to UDP.  You should now be able to Enable the EQMOD Mount, and verify by going back to the main ASIAIR screen, opening the telescope slew panel.

 

 
 
 
 

Additional Thoughts.
For those looking forward to the recently announced and pending SkySafari release with direct native support for the AZGTi, I would recommend that you connect the ASIAIR in Station mode to the AZGTi Access Point.  Not only is this easier because you don’t need to enter a Fixed IP into the AZGTi, but it is a more natural fit with running SkySafari on the same device, controlling the AZGTi directly.  However, it really isn’t necessary to run SkySafari with the ASIAIR, as the ASIAIR includes extensive object databases to select from and Goto.  The ASIAIR Pro can be your complete solution with the AZGTi, no Synscan, no Skysafari, Easy as 1, 2, 3.

ahh well david,i succesfully connected to the azgti(router) with my asiair(station) i entered the correct ip and udp but it still says failed to connect,check protocol etc,now,,in the available networks i am connected to the synscan network but it has a padlock next to the wifi sig? could this be my problem?



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Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:25 AM

A padlock would indicate there is a password on the AZGTi Access Point.  You’ll need to provide that to the ASIAIR


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Posted 21 April 2020 - 12:58 PM

Nice information David!

While I'm waiting on my ASIAIR Pro and EQ Mod cable, are your connection methods generally applicable to RPi4 with other softwares like Astroberry/Stellarmate?  



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Posted 21 April 2020 - 03:22 PM

Nice information David!

While I'm waiting on my ASIAIR Pro and EQ Mod cable, are your connection methods generally applicable to RPi4 with other softwares like Astroberry/Stellarmate?  

Generally yes, in particular the stuff about Networking, and AZGTi.  If possible, connect the non-GTi device (RPi) to the GTi Access Point.  This way, you know what the IP Address is of the GTi (192.168.4.1).   If instead, you connect the GTi in Station Mode to the non-GTi device, your challenge will be figuring out what IP Address has been assigned to the GTi.  You need to know the GTi IP Address in order to configure the INDI Mount Driver.

 

Of course by using a USB Cable, you don’t need to worry about any of that waytogo.gif


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Posted 21 April 2020 - 04:00 PM

I will try to connect the Pi with the GTi access point, till my cable arrives.

Thanks for the great explanations!



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:43 PM

David, 

 

Are you able to pulse guide through a wired connection via Lynx cable to the AZ-GTi? I'm debating getting the full set-up and doing some DSO photography. 

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 11:09 PM

David, 

 

Are you able to pulse guide through a wired connection via Lynx cable to the AZ-GTi? I'm debating getting the full set-up and doing some DSO photography. 

 

Cheers

 Pulse guiding works both wirelessly and through a wired connection. 



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 11:47 PM

Cometeer, 

 

Thanks for the quick reply. Good to know that I can use this little mount for so many different things. 



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 07:52 AM

The AZ-GTi mount, in AltAz mode will need a real hero:

Synscan app running in Android (or Synscan Pro application running in Windows.)  It fulfill the need/task of a VIRTUAL handbox to perform the fundamental mount control job in AltAz mode.

I.e., EQMOD is for fundamental Synscan EQ mount control only.  It cannot fulfill the AltAz mount fundamental tasks.



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 10:17 PM

got it working, thanks!!



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 08:26 PM

Will the Skywatcher Synscan USB work as well rather than using "Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Skywatcher AZGTi" for the wired solution?



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:12 PM

Will the Skywatcher Synscan USB work as well rather than using "Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Skywatcher AZGTi" for the wired solution?

I'm wondering this too. Does anyone know if there are equivalent cables that will work that do not have to be ordered from FLO? For example, would this work?



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Posted 01 January 2021 - 11:21 PM

I'm wondering this too. Does anyone know if there are equivalent cables that will work that do not have to be ordered from FLO? For example, would this work?

Did you have any luck with this cable? I’m giving it a shot.



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 07:31 PM

http://www.store.sho...y.com/index.htm

USB2RJ12 cable to connect AZ GTi
 



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 10:45 PM

Did you have any luck with this cable? I’m giving it a shot.

Never tried it -- I ended up ordering from FLO. 



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Posted 04 January 2021 - 06:51 AM

Happy New Year !

 

Did anyone try the Lynx cable from FLO without upgrading the firmware to dual mode ?

 

Some say it could, other not...

 

I have the AZGTi, original firmware AltAz mode (I bought it with the Skymax 127 for visual only, tube on the left).

But I also started to use it with an EvoGuide 50, first steps in EAA, very light setup grab and go.

 

If I upgrade to 3.20 to have the EQ mode, I will have to put the Mak tube on the right, and this will not be comfortable...


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:06 PM

http://www.store.sho...y.com/index.htm

USB2RJ12 cable to connect AZ GTi
 

I ordered this cable from Amazon:

 

https://www.amazon.c...duct/B08DG7KKNV

 

It specifically mentions az-gti. I believe it works fine. It connects and allows control via ASiair with no issue. 

 

I'll qualify that a little bit given I'm an idiot and can't get it to slew to a target correctly over wired or wireless. I'm almost positive that's a user error though. 


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Instructions:  Connecting ASIAIR Pro and AZGTi

 

There are 2 ways you can control Skywatcher’s AZGTi mount with ZWO’s ASIAIR Pro, Wired or Wireless.

 

Wired
Using a FTDI USB Cable, such as the Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Skywatcher AZGTi, is the simplest and most reliable way to connect, and allows the ASIAIR Pro to operate wirelessly with your iPad/Android device using the much faster 5GHz band.  A FTDI USB Cable, sometimes called a EQMOD, or EQDIR cable can also be made DIY.  You can search these forums or the internet for instructions.

 

When connecting the AZGTi to the ASIAIR via a USB Cable such as this, you can configure the mount in the ASIAIR Telescope Setting interface as type EQMOD Mount with connection set to Serial.

 

Wireless
The first thing to know about connecting to the AZGTi via wireless, is that the AZGTi is limited to the 2.4GHz band.  The 2.4GHz band, while having more range than 5GHz, is much slower and more prone to interference from other wireless devices and signals, including USB2 noise.  This doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well, it’s just best to be aware of these issues in case you need to troubleshoot.   Because the ASIAIR Pro sends images over the wireless to the ASAIR App, you will notice the slower loading times particularly if you are using a larger resolution camera sensor.  This is not a limitation of the ASIAIR, but the nature of 2.4GHz and the limitation of the AZGTi.

 

Networking 101
Before we get into the wireless configuration, it may be beneficial to explain some relevant networking concepts.  A TCP/IP Network is a collection of Nodes connected via Links.  Nodes are devices such as computers, phones, and in our case the ASIAIR and AZGTi.   The Nodes of a Network share an IP schema, an address range, that allows them to communicate.  Like houses on a street, they share the same State, City, Street, but have unique House Numbers.  Often, and in our case, one of the Nodes also serves as the Router.  This Router, may also provide DHCP services, which automatically give any node a suitable and unique address when that client connects to the network.  If the Router does not provide DHCP services, or you choose to use a Fixed IP, then you need to enter a unique address which is compatible with the network.

 

Both the ASIAIR and AZGTi act as Routers in their own network.  Therefore, in order for them to communicate, one of them has to join the Network of the other as a Node(or Station).

 

Connecting the AZGTi to the ASIAIR
In this scenario, we will connect the AZGTi(station) to the ASIAIR(router)
The AZGTi wireless only operates in the 2.4GHz band, so the first step is to connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network, open the ASIAIR app, and switch the wireless to 2.4GHz.

 

Now we need to configure the AZGTi as a station on the ASIAIR network.  Connect your mobile device to the AZGTi Network.  If you look in your mobile device’s wireless network settings, you will see that your IP Address is 192.168.4.2, and the Router is 192.168.4.1.  The AZGTi(router) has automatically assigned your mobile device the 2nd (or other unique) address on the 192.168.4 network.

 

Open the Synscan Pro app on your mobile device, Connect to the AZGTi, then go to Settings > Wi-Fi Setting and check Modify Station.  Turn Station Mode on, and enter the ASIAIR Pro Network Name as the SSID, with default password 12345678.  Because we will not be able to see the AZGTi’s IP Address, once it connects to the ASIAIR, we need to turn DHCP Off, and enter a Fixed IP.  This Fixed IP must be a unique address on the ASIAIR Network.  ASIAIR uses the 10.0.0 network, with itself being number 1 (10.0.0.1), your mobile device will often be assigned 10.0.0.2 when it connects to the ASIAIR, so let’s set the AZGTi Fixed IP address to 10.0.0.10 as ZWO’s manual suggests.  Hit Apply at the top right of the Synscan app.

 

The AZGTi will now connect to the ASIAIR.  It is best to leave the AZGTi Access Point Mode enabled as well, so you can always connect to the AZGTi directly with your mobile device in order to troubleshoot or to manage connections.

 

Now that the AZGTi is a node on the ASIAIR Network, we can configure the Mount settings in the ASIAIR.  Connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network  and open the ASIAIR app.   In the Telescope Settings interface, select EQMOD Mount.  Connect Method should be Ethernet, and IP Address will be 10.0.0.10.  The Port is 11880, and change the Protocol from TCP to UDP.  You should now be able to Enable the EQMOD Mount, and verify by going back to the main ASIAIR screen, and moving the mount via the telescope slew panel.

 

Henceforth you will not need to use Synscan to configure the AZGTi because it will remember the settings.  Just power up both devices, connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR, and the ASIAIR to all your equipment.

 

 
 
 
 

Connecting the ASIAIR to the AZGTi
In this scenario, we will connect the ASIAIR(station) to the AZGTi(router)
The AZGTi wireless only operates in the 2.4GHz band, so the first step is to connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network, open the ASIAIR app, and switch the wireless to 2.4GHz.

 

Now we need to configure the ASIAIR as a station on the AZGTi network.  Connect your mobile device to the ASIAIR Network.  If you look in your mobile device’s wireless network settings, you will see that your IP Address is 10.0.0.X. (Where X is a unique number), and the Router is 10.0.0.1.  The ASIAIR(router) has automatically assigned your mobile device a unique address on the 10.0.0 network.

 

Open the ASIAIR app, and the Wireless Settings Interface.  Open the WiFi Station Mode page and Enable the WiFi Station Mode.  ASIAIR will show you available 2.4GHz networks, connect to your AZGTi network providing a password if needed (default AZGTi password is blank).  Once connected, you can examine the network information (i), and discover your ASIAIR has been assigned a unique address on the 192.168.4 network (probably 192.168.4.2), and the Gateway(router) is the address of the AZGTi (192.168.4.1)

 

We can now configure the Mount in the ASIAIR.  In the Telescope Settings interface, select EQMOD Mount.  Connect Method should be Ethernet, and IP Address will be 192.168.4.1.  The Port is 11880, and change the Protocol from TCP to UDP.  You should now be able to Enable the EQMOD Mount, and verify by going back to the main ASIAIR screen, opening the telescope slew panel.

 

 
 
 
 

Additional Thoughts.
For those looking forward to the recently announced and pending SkySafari release with direct native support for the AZGTi, I would recommend that you connect the ASIAIR in Station mode to the AZGTi Access Point.  Not only is this easier because you don’t need to enter a Fixed IP into the AZGTi, but it is a more natural fit with running SkySafari on the same device, controlling the AZGTi directly.  However, it really isn’t necessary to run SkySafari with the ASIAIR, as the ASIAIR includes extensive object databases to select from and Goto.  The ASIAIR Pro can be your complete solution with the AZGTi, no Synscan, no Skysafari, Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Jumping into this question if I may? Using the above advice I have now connected my Alt-Az Nexstar 8SE to the ASIair Pro using a wired ethernet cable (thanks!) and so now the mount, the sky safari and the ASIair Pro all seem to be in tune with each other but my goto from either sky safari or from AAP often fail (the image is searching for targeting images in AAP but after 5 tries fails. Curiously sometimes when I then look at the image I can see the target is in the field of view but not centred). Anyway my additional query is "is there a routine that must be followed for Alt Az in syncing with AAP over the ethernet" . Should I switch on and Quick Align (or even Starsense) BEFORE I connect Sky Safari (via Ethernet) and AAP (via a cable) to the mount? Indeed should I have AAP switched off?.

 

And then when I have connected the mount, sky safari and AAP, should I just then do a random slew manoeuvre and plate solve and then "sync to mount" (because I am unsure what that expression actually does) or just use Sky Safari to goto an object, ask AAP to plate solve and then again "sync to mount" or tweak the "align to object" in SS? Worried that I confuse the mount model using the SS ethernet connectivity routine.

 

Sorry if that wasn't very clear.



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Posted 11 June 2021 - 08:40 PM

Wondering if I can get some suggestions.  My ASiair pro has been working perfectly connecting with my AZ-Gti wirelessly.  I purchased the Lynx cable because I want to use the 5ghz network due to the painfully slow DSLR downloads.  I received my cable, connected it to the USB port on the ASIAirpro and the serial port on the AZ-Gti.  I set the ASIAIR pro to serial, 9600 baud, and EQMOD but it won't connect.  It fails each time.  I tried cycling the AZGTI Power and also rebooting the ASiair pro and no luck.  Are there any other settings I should be aware of?  I went back to wireless and it connected without a hitch.

 

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 11:52 AM

I guess this thread is dead, anyways for anyone who encounters the same difficulty-  I am not sure if I was sold a defective cable or not but I cannot make a wired connection between my AZ-GTI and the ASIAIR pro.  It fails and seems to crash the system.  I can still do it wirelessly but cannot figure out why it will not connect via the cable.  I have tried the different USB ports on the Asiairpro and tried other setting other settings and bauds just in case but still no luck.



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Posted 14 June 2021 - 12:14 PM

Sorry to hear of your trouble.  I have succeeded with a homemade cable and my original ZWO ASIair.

 

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Posted 02 July 2021 - 04:56 PM

Just a follow up to close the loop. I was sold a defective lynx cable. I ordered a Pegasus Astro cable just to see and it works fine.
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Posted 02 July 2021 - 05:25 PM

Just a follow up to close the loop. I was sold a defective lynx cable. I ordered a Pegasus Astro cable just to see and it works fine.

Good to know for future reference. 



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Posted 06 December 2021 - 03:49 PM

Does the wired setup allow the AZ- GTi with updated firmware to operate in alt/az mode? Wouldn’t selecting EQMOD driver only work for eq mode?


Edited by HxPI, 06 December 2021 - 03:50 PM.



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