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INDI Library v1.7.9 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection

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Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection was created by simingx

Hi there,
I am running my Onstep controller (version 1.15g alpha) through a Raspberry Pi.
When I connect to /dev/ttyACM0, the alignment, slewing etc works well.
However if I connect through the Wifi, it doesn't work so well. The INDI driver can connect and talk to the mount, set the time/coordinates etc.
But, nothing happens when I click "1-Star" / Manual Align, also when I click the "North", "South", "East" and "West" buttons, an error "Error stopping N/S" or "..."E/W motion" will be produced.
Any clues as to what is happening?
Thanks!
7 months 3 weeks ago #31760

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Replied by stash on topic Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection

As I understand it Onstep uses ESP8266 for Wifi module so in my experience has a weak signal/coverage prone (as its 2.4ghz) to interference. The RPI WiFi is also not brilliant especially if you are running in AP Mode.

Having said that you have used it before via WiFi (Correct ???) so I would :

1. Perhaps change the "polling" in Indi Device so it waits longer between polling - Dont think there are any "retries" settings in any Indi Driver.
2. Make sure the Raspberry PI is running at max Wifi speed (72mbs) or perhaps switch off security/encryption on the Raspberry Pi Wifi which increases through put IMHO.
3. If no luck produce some Logs for the Guys/Girls to look at :-)

Hopefully one of the experts will give you some more help :-)
RPI3 Ubuntu 16.04 / AMD desktop Kstars under Ubuntu 16.04 Mounts :azeq6 ,SWAZGoTo

RPI3 Fedora testing out on AMD desktop Fedpra 28 - running kstars 2.9.4 , Indilib 1.7.4 ?????
Last edit: 7 months 3 weeks ago by stash.
7 months 3 weeks ago #31772

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Replied by simingx on topic Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection

Hi Stash,
Thanks for the input, the controller works well from a tablet Wifi connection so I'm not sure if it's an Indi problem or... ?
I've asked in the Onstep group, hope to find out more there :)

Not being able to connect through Wifi isn't really a big deal though, as long as the serial still works...
7 months 3 weeks ago #31778

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Replied by calberts on topic Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection

Hoi
also testing with the onstep via wifi (Onstep mini), I try to connect via umbunto laptop. Selected Onstep wifi connected
on indi start indi with the lx200 onstep, it connects. Info like site management is collected but it don't start to track de status is Error

Firmware 1.8u
Onstep status Tab
:GU# Return npzaE0
Tracking is slewing (is not the case wrong status)
Park unpacked

the option bulled is not green

At the end its the aim to use also rasp. for now on step near the Laptop

How that that i understand what iam doing wrong



Chris
7 months 2 weeks ago #32099

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Replied by wbarsuhn on topic Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection

I'm having the same issue, did you ever figure this out?
1 week 5 days ago #40778

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Replied by simingx on topic Onstep works with serial but not Wifi connection

I remember reading somewhere that the Indi driver doesn't support Wifi connections.
In any case I would not run a mount purely over Wifi, much too high possibility of the connection dropping halfway through a sequence :)
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