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WiFi issue with Celestron Nexstar Evolution and Apple IOS 15

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#1 jrbranc

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 10:12 AM

When Apple upgraded its iPhone to IOS 15, it will no longer connects to the Celestron Nexstar Evolution Telescope using WiFi. The last network fix added to IOS 15 prohibits it from connecting to a non-secure WiFi network. I have sent a note to Celestron about this issue and I also have an open ticket with Apple to determine what can be done to correct this issue. 



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Posted 14 October 2021 - 10:45 AM

Moving to the Celestron Forum for a potentially better fit.



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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:46 AM

So.. make it a secure network.  :)

 

Connect to the Evolution Wifi from a computer, using the default "direct connect" method for the Celestron Wifi.

 

Then, telnet to the admin interface of the Celestron Wifi, and set a password:

 

   telnet  1.2.3.4  3000

   set  wlan.passkey  SomethingSecureEnough

   save

 

Then power-cycle the Evolution mount, and try connecting again, this time specifying the new passkey.



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Posted 14 October 2021 - 07:06 PM

My new iPad Air runs iOs15. I selected Direct Connect in SkySafari Settings/Telescope Setup/Communication. The iPad then connected to the mount. But when I tried to connect SkySafari to the mount, SkySafari told me to choose Local Network in the app settings in the iPad Settings. Once I did that, my SkySafari connected and worked fine.

 

Don't know if iOs for iPhone and iPad are the same, though.....



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Posted 15 October 2021 - 07:56 AM

Fixed it by turning off the WiFi with the switch and then resetting the telescope.  Turned the WiFi back on and it then worked with the iPad even though it showed an unsecured network. 

 

Problem Solved!


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