Getting AutoStar Suite to work w/ my Laptop
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:38 AM
What equipment do you have for the connection? Most modern laptops do not have a serial port. So those laptops require a Serial-to-USB adapter to connect the LX200 to the laptop. In addition, the LX200 does not like a COM port above 4, so it is easier if you can assign the COM port to use 1 thru 4. You probably need to post more details about your specific attempts to connect, if you want to get any in-depth help.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:57 PM
Lynn (a.k.a. MaxSpace)
I have the #497 AutoStar II
Update: I just found my Meade #07507 USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable (3-8-12 @ 9:30am) in my AutoStar Suite box and it loaded the driver for that cable (I have both drivers on my pc) and it still doesn't communicate correctly.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:27 AM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:05 PM
Since nobody else has an answer, you might try Meade Customer Support. They seem to have people that are reasonably up on the newer things.
If you do end up with a fix, please post to help someone else with the same problem.
With my LS, I had trouble with the device setting of 7 in the scope. I finally figured out where and how to make the change using the AutoStar Update Program.
This scope that I have uses AutoStar 3 and has a different set of issues compared to the 497.
Hope this helps,
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