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    Default Trying Something Different to get my Observatory Remote Working



    I've been off and on this subject for the past year without success.

    I first tried Team Viewer via wireless connection, and found I could not maintain a connection because of the weak signal of the wireless router.

    I just finished my second attempt using a USB hub to Ethernet setup, and both were failures.

    I am back to Team Viewer because so many are using that type of setup. Tonight was my second try at that, and after some problems, I did get it working, and can now view what is happening out at the observing pad.

    My next need is a powered USB hub, so I have plenty of expansion room for when I finally get the mount working remotely, and when I get my new autofocus setup later this year.

    Right now I am out of USB ports on my computer, so I cannot connect my mount to the computer without having to remove something else. I was thinking I would need a 7 to 8 port powered USB hub. What I am asking is what you are using that is reliable, and can handle all the load that will eventually be coming with the addition of the mount setup, autofocus, and eventually a CCD camera. I am not sure what the amperage draw is for all of these, but I would guess it is better to have more capacity than needed.

    Hopefully you can provide me a link or two to that powered USB hub. I am just unsure what would be the best to purchase. Caley
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    Default Re: Trying Something Different to get my Observatory Remote Working

    Hi Caley,

    Is the computer you use a laptop? If so, can it be plugged into and can you obtain a "docking" station? I gained six more USB ports when I use my Dell docking station. The station was fairly inexpensive at ≈ $40.

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    Default Re: Trying Something Different to get my Observatory Remote Working

    I don't think my Toshiba has the capability to accept a docking station. I think it will have to be a powered USB hub. I am still evaluating what I see on Amazon.Com
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