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How to implement multi-pi workflow

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Hello

I have an 8GB Pi 4 successfully running Stellarmate / Ekos with a direct Erhernet cable connected to my Windows laptop using a VNC connection.

Is it possible to place another Raspberry Pi in between my laptop and my StellarMate, and still have my VNC Connection, or would a router be necessary? VNC ran much slower for me when I experimented with a router last time.

I’d like to have the original PI run Ekos / StellarMate, and have the 2nd one monitor a shared folder with images, and run ASTAP to stack the images as they appear in the folder.

Thank you

David Diaz
9 months 4 weeks ago #82083

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David,

I don't see why this would be an issue.
Windows would run VNC on one Raspberry Pi and then could VNC into another.
So the second Raspberry Pi is being controlled by the first.
However, it may be best to just control both from separate VNC's from one machine.

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Hi David,

Your question is more a network topology question than a SM or RPi one.

Your are asking if Windows -> rpi1 -> rp2 is possible. Yes it is. Rpi1 will have to forward traffic from Windows to rpi2 and back.

Simpler might be to have

> rpi1
Windows |
> rpi2

so everybody is in the same network and it will give less work to rpi1 as in the first scenario.

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Paul

Thanks. From a network perspective, I’m guessing I’d need a router to manage the 2 separate VNC connections from my laptop?

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9 months 4 weeks ago #82093

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To be precise, you need an ethernet hub or switch, not a router (if you're working wired). 4 or 5 ports unmanaged models are usually low priced.
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