I just bought the scope used and it came with the autostar 494 which does not let me control the scope via a WiFi connection. I have been told that a 497 or 495 autostar will permit this. So I have one of each I think and was hoping that the software updater would let me see what I have, and be able to update them. I installed ASU 6.1.0 and am having a hard time figuring out how to connect the Autostar to my PC and use ASU.
I have a USB to serial cable and the USB is plugged into my PC with the serial end plugged into the Autostar.
ASU does not see the Autostar, says to check the connection and try again. I also tried with the Autostar plugged into the scope as well as to the PC.
As an aside, the Autostar 497 when plugged solely into the scope does not do anything, nor do I get the copyright, logo stuff etc. The 494 works just fine. I checked the battery and it's 9.2 V.
The autostar says 35-4700-00.
So, firstly, how can I determine which models of autostar I have and how do I get it to work with my scope ?
Meade says that they will work with all ETX models.
And then how do I get the updater to work ?