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Re:Re:Wifi issues

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Replied by Michael Evans on topic Re:Wifi issues

Richard
        Sorry, I gave you bad instructions. The updater is on the Stellarmate os page (the one with the Andromeda neb) It's a Stellarmate spiral symbol marked Updater. Depending on your screen size it may be hidden in the bottom left hand corner. Click on that and you will find the ip address of the wifi adapter and the internal wifi. You seem to have the wifi connected correctly. Have you tried running Kstars on the computer and using the indi drivers on the RPI to see if that helps. Not sure why that should be better , but you never know.

Mike

 
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Replied by Richard Wesson on topic Re:Wifi issues

Double checked my settings and the hotspot is via the wifi dongle - there is a green button next to it.

If I was to run Ekos on the computer, then any wifi interruptions would surrely mean that insturctions to mount, guiding etc would be disrupted wouldnt it?

What I really want to do is sort out why the hotspot seems to keep cutting out i.e. if there is some kind of power throttling or cut out/sleep setting that needs to be altered.
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Replied by Richard Wesson on topic Wifi issues

Bump. Anybody else any thoughts?
 
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Replied by MORELLI on topic Wifi issues

I can just give you my experience. I put a Vonet VAP11G-300 on the RPI4, used as a wifi repeater and it runs very well.
Just a tip, try to exit the full screen on your PC. I noticed a better flow than with a full screen. I use Nomachine instead of VNC but I have both on the PC.
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Replied by Richard Wesson on topic Wifi issues

Thank you for your reply. I already have wifi dongle as stated above - am not after suggestions for spending on new stuff. What I need is some cond of insight as to why the usbdongle I already have seems to give intermittent service.
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Canon EOS100D astromodified
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Replied by Alexander Weis on topic Re:Wifi issues

I work with an external USB 3 Wifi adapter as well. Here are some challenges I observed which might be helpful:
- If you work in a home Wifi with several repeaters check if you did the setup at a different location than the actual observation site. I did and it turned out that the WiFi adapter connects to a hardware but not to the Wifi network in general i.e. it tries to connect to a certain box even a repeater in the network with the same SSID nearby provides a much better signal. Indicator: when testing indoors things seem to work much more stable
-Check if besid the WiFi dongle the Raspberry is still connected to your home WFi directly, If so, supress this connection in the network settings (main menu)
- Check the VNC settings (icon aat the top right of the Pi desktop) and uncheck that it disconnects when the connected device is inactive. I don't have a Pi around to check the exact wording at the moment

Maybe one of these things could help you to get closer to the root cause.

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Replied by Richard Wesson on topic Re:Wifi issues

Thank you for the reply. The first 2 points I dont think apply - it is operating on hotspot and not connecting to my home wifi. 

I cannot find VNC setting anywhere on Stellarmate on the Pi - there are network setting at topright but these do not change VNC settings. 
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Replied by Alexander Weis on topic Re:Wifi issues

Back with access to my Stellarmate box here is a screenshot (very classic screen shot as I cannot seem to do one on the computer while being active in the VNC area) which illustrates what I see and refer to on 3)
  
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Replied by Richard Wesson on topic Re:Wifi issues

Alexander, thank you for posting that. The VNC icon does not show on my system. I have installed Stellarmate on a raspberry pi 4b so dont know why it is not showing. I cannot find anywhere where the are settings for vnc server.
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Replied by Alexander Weis on topic Re:Re:Wifi issues

Not sure what the difference is, I run it on a Pi4 B as well. I freshly installed Stellarmate from a download image last October. after I had several issues with the update chain as it seemed. I found a hint on this VNC setting in a forum post so I am apparently not the only one who sees this. I'm a strict user though and have no idea what might cause if this is being displayed or not I'm afraid.

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Replied by Gene N on topic Re:Re:Wifi issues

Hi Richard,

Right click on the 'Start' icon (far left icon on taskbar)
Click 'Panel Settings'
Select the 'Panel Applets' tab
Scroll down, do you see and entry for 'System Tray' ?
If not, then just above the entry for Ejector
Any choices there for System Tray ?

If you see System Tray under the Add, then add it, should pop up at the far right of the taskbar, you could then move it around using the up/down arrows in the Panel Applets screen

If no to both of the above

What should be a quick and dirty way to at least config VNC
In a terminal window

killall lxpanel
lxpanel

A taskbar should show up at the bottom of the screen with VNC in it on the right side
Reboot, you will lose the VNC icon after reboot


A longer way to do it that wont change any current settings
cd ~/.config/lxpanel
ls
What directories do you see here?
I see
LXDE-astroberry on an Astroberry PI and LXDE-pi on a non-astroberry PI

I can post next based on info responses for above
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Replied by Richard Wesson on topic Re:Re:Wifi issues

Gene,
Thank you for the reply. The first method did not work - I can see ystem tray in panel settings but did not bring up vnc.

If I go :

cd ~/.config/lxpanel
ls
directories I see are:

default LXDE-pi.
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Svbony mini guidescope and ZWASI 12 MM-S
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