Re: Connection Issues

Steve Reilly

Hey Ray,

Thanks for the heads up. I did have the SRO guys put the network switch
(mine) on the IP power switch so I could reboot when an issue arises. Also
talked with Howard for a bit and checked settings just to be sure. As SRO
plugged into the IP power switch it was reset then and I asked about a new
LAN cable. We ran as is last night and it stayed connected so no cable for
now. Should it act up again we'll switch that out.

I don't see any reason for the bounced email but the CenturyLink has it's
issues from time to time. Hope to be a new service and fiber before long.
Power company has our area wired and they just need to make


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connection Issues

Hi Steve,

I looked at your logs and the switch to backup port was caused by a
legitimate network connection failure, and not because of an invalid

I doubt this has anything to do with the new version of APCC. It could be a
faulty network connection, a duplicate IP address was introduced to the
network, or maybe the IP address of the mount changed? (e.g., reassigned by

(I posted here because private email was bounced by your spam filter.)

-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center):
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver:

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Steve Reilly
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:54 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Connection Issues

Seems since the last APCC Pro update, as a time reference only, the
connection on the remote system at SRO on the AP3600 has become
unstable often not making a connection or connecting to the IP address
only to later fail back to the COM address. Thinking that maybe it was
a corrupt setting I restored a backup of the settings and rebooted.
Tis seemed to clear that problem until I checked this morning to find
it on COM3 again. Before it wasn't connecting at all sometimes. It's
unclear to me where to look and how to feel confident on fixing the problem.
After all a secure and solid connection is most key to successfully imaging.
The sky is supposed to be clear tonight even if the seeing is questionable
but at least it should be able to open and attempt to image.

As a reference point my AP1200 on the same updated version of APCC Pro
worked all night here at home only being sidelined due to clouds
rolling in around 4am. Same connection methods, LAN and COM backup,
both with
CP4 controllers and updated firmware, drivers, and SW versions. Any
suggestions on getting the remote AP3600 back to a reliable status?


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