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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

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Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
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SW HEQ5
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Well, I got one but it turned out to be not compatible with RPI3...
Can you recommend a dongle which would work?
Thanks!
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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Replied by Tarun on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

I have these and they work fine with Rpi3 . I only use dongle because the inbuilt wifi on the RPI3 is not that stable .

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JDVRCI0/
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KV9TQXM/

Have you tried changing the mode of wifi on AZ GTi to "Station Mode" and see if that works without dongle
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I didn't understand your initial mention of the Station Mode.
Now I see that the mount's wifi modes can be switched.
So, I don't need a second wifi adapter, right?
Both mount and vnc can be connected to stellarmate's wifi network. Is this correct?
And you only use an external wifi for PI because it's better that the internal, right?
Thanks!
max
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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tkottary,
Thanks for the info! A bit confused though...
I connected to the mount with my phone. Launched SynScan, went into Config/WiFi. Enabled Station Mode. Entered SSID/Pass (stellarmate/stellar@mate).
Now what?
How do I know it's connected to the StellarMate?
If it's connected, what do I enter into Ekos (ip/port)?
Thanks much!
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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Replied by Tarun on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

Sorry , I am travelling so have limited access to internet.

I don't use stellarmate so i cannot answer from that perspective. Assuming everything went fine, fire up ekos choose indi_eqmod_telescope as telescope driver and in the connection settings chose UDP 192.168.4.1 and 11880 and try to connect.
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this ip/port worked when stellarmate was connected to the mount.
now, if we assume that the mount is connected to the stellarmate the port doesn't work.

btw, when you enable the Station Mode, do you disable the AP mode?
If the AP is disabled how would one connect to the mount with synscan to use the mount or change settings?
confused..
thanks!
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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An alternative I use for mobile use(in the field) is to use a Std AP (mine is a TP-Link 2.4 and 5GHz) - IMHO The RPI3 wireless is stable its just not powerful !

My AP is 12v DC powered (most are DC powered even if the use 240ac/dc wall adapters) - its not the most elegant solution but it work 99.99% of the time and RPI3 ,RPI Zero (w) i use stay connected for hrs without missing a beat.

The AP provides the DHCP addressing (if required) and the RPI and any other device can be set in "Station Mode" which means less work for the Soft AP software and better wireless connections. Note as there is no DNS I use IP addresses.

As my AP also has wired lan ports I could ,if I wanted to, connect the RPI3 using its wired port for the best Lan connection - My AP sits on a tray under the scope.

Doing some testing I am able to connect to my system from over 50m away and the Wireless survey APP on my phone says 95% signal (2.4ghz) and I get a consistant 72mb between the RPI3 and the AP.

When I use the same kit at home I don bother to put the AP outside I just connect it to my Home network via its WAN port and the "Mobile" set up continues as normal except it now has a Internet connection.

An alternative solution, to think about, to solve your problem.

P.S. Switching off Wireless encryption also improves wireless speeds/reliability .
I dont use Stellarmate but Ubuntu Mate 16.04 with Indiserver - The RPI Zero(w) uses std Stretch Deb OS running Indiserver - but normally I just use the RPI3 running Indiserver for Mount/Camera - Ekos/Kstars runs on a PC.

Hope that has "clouded" the picture :-)
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 ?????
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Stash - thanks!
Something like this? www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless-Portable...Router/dp/B00TQEX8BO
I used to use similar thing for my CarPC setup a few years ago. Forgot all about it.
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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No mine is this beastie - www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C7.html - yes sledge hammer etc

but the Nano portable should work - worth a try :-)

At least you won;t have to worry about doggle drivers for the RPI :-)
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 ?????
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Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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Still fighting with this...
Stellarmate, by the way, is just an RPI with kstars/ekos and some other stuff preinstalled/preconfigured and it's great.

Anyway, in my case, if RPI/stellarmate hotspot is active, it can't connect to any other wifi network (i.e. to the mount).
As far as I understand, Stellarmate team did some tricks to make it possible - one adapter, two connections. But it doesn't work for me for some reason.

OK. I succeeded in putting the AZ-GTI in the Station Mode for it to auto-connect to Stellarmate hotspot.
It connects and the mount gets 10.250.250.16 address.
When I use this address instead of 192.168.4.1 in Ekos to control the mount it works!
So, I am good for now - thanks!

Jasem - if you are reading this - I made it work but it should be different/easier in SM, right? What's wrong with my setup?
Thank you!
Max
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
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