Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB

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Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB was created by soffici

Hello,
I have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (and only USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports), which I'm truing to connect to a Focus Boss II from Starlight Instruments.
The MBP runs Mac OS 10.14.2.
The box, as everyone knows, is actually made by Optec, SI only make the FT focuser (and maybe the motors).
I'm unable to have the Focuslynx connect to the Mac via USB, and only limited success via Ethernet. Limited success means the numbers don't make any sense: wrong position readouts, wacky temperatures, and the like.
I have only tested it as a separate unit, and have no idea about where to pull the logs from, therefore I apologise in advance.
If someone gives me detailed instructions, I can try to find the logs, or will reconnect the focuslynx to have it not working.
But I'll be able to share the logs.

Happy 2019 everyone

Cheers

Antonio Soffici
3 weeks 2 days ago #33125

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Replied by knro on topic Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB

Sure, check my signature.
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Replied by knro on topic Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB

Also, please update the focuser to the latest firmware. It fixes several issues.
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Replied by soffici on topic Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB

Hello Jasem,
I had already updated the firmware before beginning this thread, to no avail.
I'll attach the log from the last session of (unsuccessful) attempts.
Enjoy!
Antonio

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Replied by knro on topic Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB

You're connecting over TCP/IP?
Connecting to 169.254.224.180@9760

This is an an Auto IPv4 address assigned automatically when there is no DHCP server. What are you trying to do exactly?
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Replied by soffici on topic Focuslynx/Focus Boss not connecting to MacOS via USB

Jasem,
that one is the address of the focuser boss black box that I used to connect via ethernet.
BTW, as a testament to the excellent (sarcasm) support Optec gives to non -Windows users, to know the IP address of the focuser I had to connect it via USB to Windows and then look for it in the setup.
A Mac user does not normally want to have anything to do with that virus under disguise.
Why they don’t write the IP on the aluminium of the black box is beyond me...
Back to the original topic, I must have saved the "connect over ethernet" configuration, because now when (unsuccessfully) trying to connect via USB I have first to wait until it’s done with the rigmarole of trying with Ethernet.
Only then it allows me to (unsuccessfully) try with USB-serial.
As of now, of the four connection modes I can do with USB/Ethernet on Mac/Windows, Ethernet kinda works with both, and USB works with Windows. The only one I’m interested in (USB on the Mac) is the only one not working.
Grrrrrrrrr
Last edit: 2 weeks 4 days ago by soffici.
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