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steve bradley replied to the topic 'WiFi dongle for RPI4?' in the forum. 6 months ago

josemsubcn wrote: Dear all,


I can't use a Ethernet cable....., i need WiFi yes or yes....


Enviado desde mi SM-T813 mediante Tapatalk


Do you have AC power at your rig? Why not given powerline ethernet adapters a try? Close to ethernet speeds over your AC line. I use them and they are waaaaay better than wifi.

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'Stellarmate App - What can it do?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Not sure who you are saying is not on point, but did you watch the video? It is almost entirely about the mobile Stellarmate App.

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'Stellarmate App - What can it do?' in the forum. 9 months ago

Have you seen the updated video that shows pretty good detail on the Stellarmate app? youtu.be/xKV5LfPSuIQ?t=12

There are definite limitations compared to the full client, but that's a "point in time" statement as the product is evolving pretty quickly.

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There are hundreds of camera options for astrophotography. No one can really answer your question because there are so many variables involved, and you’ve provided no context.

I recommend doing some homework: read the forums (here, cloudy nights, astronomyforum, etc) or get a beginner’s guide book for AP to get a better understanding of this hobby. It will help you figure out what general type of equipment you’ll need, and your questions on “what’s the best gear" will be more specific and relevant to what you are trying to do.

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'App not finding device' in the forum. 1 year ago

No, the register button has always been there, even before it found my stellarmate. Try resetting the app (under About)...this should clear things out and start you from scratch.

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'App not finding device' in the forum. 1 year ago

The attached screenshot is the "registration" screen in the android app. I had to fill this out the first time to register the app to the device. If you don't see the register button, I'm not sure what's going on.



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steve bradley replied to the topic 'App not finding device' in the forum. 1 year ago

Did you ever enter your Stellarmate OS license key in the android app? Step 3.2 on the page you linked mentions it. When I first set up the app on my phone a few weeks ago, it prompted me for the license key along with my username and password. I believe the app needs to be associated with a purchased device (or in your case, the OS.) Maybe this step has changed since I first did it, but without the app being able to verify that it has a valid device, it probably won't connect. Otherwise, people could use the app to connect to any kstars/INDI implementation.

If you did enter the license key and it's still not working, I'd open a support ticket on the SM site.

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'App not finding device' in the forum. 1 year ago

The first-time registration step requires entering your license key. Did you do that step? Also, is kstars running on the pi? It should be.

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'App not finding device' in the forum. 1 year ago

Did you register the app, per the instructions on stellarmate.com? It sounds like you did. What about trying to manually add your device using it's IP address?

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steve bradley created a new topic ' Pi 4 - gigabit ethernet!' in the forum. 1 year ago

One of the dramatic improvements in the Pi 4, that I haven't seen discussed too much, is the closer-to-true gigabit ethernet capability. In my particular use case with Stellarmate, this is perhaps the biggest improvement I could have hoped for. As I understand it, the Ethernet and USB shared the same bus on the Pi 3, but the Pi 4 has dedicated busses for each for much faster throughput.

I was always less than pleased with the client-server file transfer time for focus, platesolving, etc., so I now use Powerline Ethernet Adapters over an extra power cord out to my scope. On the Pi 3, this dramatically improved the file transfer speeds to make those functions tolerable...but still not great. With the Pi 4 and it's truer gigabit speed, it should be lightning fast. I can't wait for SM OS on the Pi 4!

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steve bradley replied to the topic 'Noob Help with indi library updates' in the forum. 1 year ago

You need to run the Software Updater (icon on SM desktop) periodically to keep everything up to date (ubuntu, indi, kstars, etc.) . Mate Terminal gives you command line access.

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