I am trying to use CPWI version 2.5.2 with Windows 11 for controlling my AVX through the HC. The CPWI software manual says it is able to connect to USB, HC and WIFI. When I select "Connection" it only gives me the option of USB and WIFI. There is no option for HC. I select USB and it does connect. However, it keeps perpetually tries to connect to Focuser, GPS, Dew Heater, StarSense and StarSense AG. I do not have any of those items connected. I have tried toggling the Ignore those Accessories but it still tries to connect them. Maybe it is a bug or maybe I do not know what I am doing but it is annoying. BTW, I am using the Serial to USB cable for connecting to my HC.
The USB connection mode needs a USB-A to USB-mini or USB-A to Serial cable between the HC (post in the bottom of the HC) and your computer. In addition, you'd need to download and install the Prolific USB driver so the PC can talk to the HC. Then you can select the USB connection option. CPWI will by default keep looking for other Celestron accessories for a bit, so that's normal and has no effect on the mount connection.
It's normal to only see "USB" and "wifi" connection options. When they mention connection via HC as an option, that's just plugging in the HC and controlling it from that instead of CPWI. The HC will display a "bootloader" message once the PC is connected through the HC to the mount. Again, this is normal.
For more info, there's this CN thread.
Before I forget, once CPWI is connected to the mount, the keyboard arrow keys can be used to slew the mount. It's kind of fun!
Edited by Forward Scatter, 20 September 2023 - 11:04 AM.