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EQMOD Issues with EQ6R Pro

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#1 ArandomPilot

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 10:50 PM

After tonight's trial and failure, I've narrowed down my issues to either EQMOD or the cables themselves.

 

A few things to state first:

1. Yes, I have changed the cables

2. I have connected it directly to my computer and it works fine

 

 

EQMOD:

The same error pops up after 20-40 minutes, telescope randomly disconnects "Connection Timeout error". When I disconnect and reconnect, the issue then changes to "Serial port not found." Pulse guiding also no longer works and plate solving cannot be achieved. 

 

EQMOD issue.

 

Cables:

While I am more skeptical about the issue lying within the cables, it should be noted how I have my rig set up. 

 

EQ6R Pro connected via USB type B (Non hand control) to USB hub/Ethernet converter. -----> Ethernet hub is connected (Powered via 12V outlet) to 75ft long CAT6e cable to the adapter ----> USB type B connection to my laptop which is in my room and serves as the control center. 



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Posted 21 October 2021 - 01:10 AM

Seems like a USB problem/conflict on some device.
How many devices do you have connected?
Try running only with EQMOD and see

Edit: just reread and see it works fine when you connect the mount to your pc.
So, that looks like either the rj45 Ethernet cable or the hub having a problem.
Any drivers involved?

Edited by Mert, 21 October 2021 - 01:14 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 07:43 AM

Seems like a USB problem/conflict on some device.
How many devices do you have connected?
Try running only with EQMOD and see

Edit: just reread and see it works fine when you connect the mount to your pc.
So, that looks like either the rj45 Ethernet cable or the hub having a problem.
Any drivers involved?

Just EQMOD. And the camera does have some interference, but it doesn't disconnect.



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Posted 21 October 2021 - 09:48 AM

Did you try eliminating the comport asignments in the registry of Windows?
Then when reconnecting the USB devices, the registry entries will be renewed.
Sometimes Windows just messes up in this aspect and then problems may begin.

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 10:07 AM

And deinstalling all the USB devices ever connected to the pc helps.
There is a program calles USBDEVIEW that can assist you with that.

Edited by Mert, 21 October 2021 - 10:07 AM.



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