I've searched and searched... not finding anything about this weird issue. Trying to set up my new mount with EQMOD. Relevant ASCOM/EQMOD software installed. EQMOD shows HEQ5/6 v2.00. I've watched Chuck's Youtube video, and two other videos specific to the EQ6-R and EQMOD. In every instance, when they connect their mount to a Windows 10 PC, they get in the device manager:
* Prolific USB-Serial Com Port (COMX)
When I connect my mount directly to the laptop (no usb hub, just a perfectly functional usb 2.0 printer cable), I get this:
* USB-Serial Controller D
Does anybody know why? This is a dead end because it's not a COM port connection... therefore I cannot use the EQMOD toolbox setup to address the port or baud rate, etc. So of course the mount isn't seen and I receive the "port not available" message.
Why on Earth (or any planet) would my EQ6-R mount not be showing up with the seemingly common Prolific Com Port designation? I've tried two 2.0 cables and all available USB connections on my laptop. Same response.