Yes, I essentially traded an ethernet dongle for SkySafari-6+ last week, so I can now check these things out. Using a Celestron WiFi dongle, or my Evolution mount WiFi, requires that SkySafari be configured for "Celestron WiFi" (no surprise). So it only follows that a clone of the Celestron WiFi, aka. the HomeBrew WiFi, would use the same setting. And ditto for the Ethernet dongles (yes, I have used them with SkySafari now!).
SkySafari-6 is designed to only use their own dongles -- the "SkyFi" stuff -- plus the Celestron WiFi. So their own Bluetooth dongle works only from the base of a hand controller, and that's why we only get it to work by doing the same type of connection.
I have slight hope that they might clue-in for SkySafari-7, and separate the concept of physical connection from protocol, but I'm not holding my breath on that. But if they did, then we could use the existing HomeBrew BT straight from the mount, which would be excellent and not require that extra awkward USB cable from the hand-controller.
So for the all-in-one project, I'm prioritizing the USB-to-HC connection, which is then relayed over Bluetooth. It's a shame it even requires the HC, but that's SkySafari. Bluetooth in my mind has always been better than WiFi for this purpose (no dropped connections!), but relying upon the HC is a bit of a chink in the armour there.
The notes on the SkySafari site say to align from the HC before establishing the Bluetooth connection. So that's the awkward way they want it done. Fortunately, StarSense+GPS makes that quite easy, at least for me here.
Edited by mlord, 21 April 2021 - 07:44 AM.