A few days ago I was out and had connection/control issues between NINA and my AVX mount. The physical connection between my laptop and mount is via a usb cable going into the handset. I had been using the Celestron ASCOM drivers to connect. So, last night I tried something I had never done before. I connected everything through CPWI.
I turned on the mount then used CPWI to set the location, date and time and start PEC playback. I connected the mount to NINA and to Phd2 via CPWI as well as using it to connect the Celestron focuser.
Everything seems to have worked well. I had some power fluctuations with my laptop that caused some problems (Phd2 shut down for some reason - a new portable power is arriving Friday) and I had to create a new profile in Phd2 so NINA would know what hardware to look for but other than that, no problems. Goto was spot on and didn't give me any weird mount pointing positions like a few days ago and guiding was "ok" (for imaging the Lagoon Nebula near the horizon with an AVX with awful backlash that I just couldn't tame last night)
My question is simply this: Is there any reason anyone knows of that I should not be connecting this way? Any issues I should keep an eye out for? I don't know the pros and cons of using CPWI and just thought I'd ask.
Clear skies everyone.