I have a laptop running windows 7 (64 bit) and I'm trying to get it to talk to my ETX80 using the #506 astrofinder cable. I've got a usb to serial cable connected and the driver installed fine, I've set it up as com1 and set it to com1 in the autostar suite, but it point blank refuses to talk to the telescope....it keeps saying communications time out. I've got autostar running in windows 98 compatibility mode, tried several reboots but nothing.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this to work??