Has anyone gotten CPWI to work over WIFI via a Raspberry PI connected to the NexStar+ Hand controller?
I have a Raspberry Pi 3B+ connected to my NexStar 6SE mount (NexStar+ HC running latest firmware for HC/MC) via a mini USB cable. The RPI is running Astroberry and additionally has Ser2Net installed and configured with the following entry: 4030:raw:0:/dev/ttyUSB0:9600 8DATABITS NONE 1STOPBIT. This allows me to connect to the RPI over WIFI either using my home network or via the HotSpot created by the Astroberry installation on the RPI. With that running, I am able from my Windows 10 machine to connect to the mount serial port via a piece of software called HW Virtual Serial Port 3, which creates a local COM port that is connected through the network to the serial port connected to the RPI via the USB cable. This does indeed allow me to completely wirelessly control the mount via Stellarium using the Celestron ASCOM drivers using the virtual COM port created by HW VSP3.
However, to push things one step further, I wanted to be able to align the mount as well wirelessly using the CPWI software. However when I try in CPWI to use that virtual COM port to connect the Hand Controller I see a bunch of traffic going over the HW VSP3 software but CPWI reports that it cannot connect. Also, when unsucessfully attepting to connect this way, the NexStar+ HC display changes to "CFM Requested". Anyone had success with this?