Re: APCC / APPM Frustration

Tyrel Smith

I was about to suggest the same. I use 24 and 25, but just something high that won’t conflict with other gear that may need the lower ports.

Ty Smith

On Apr 8, 2021, at 14:12, Luca Marinelli <photo@...> wrote:

You are using COM 4 and 6 for virtual ports. Have you tried using much higher numbers (like 20 and 21) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other devices?


On Apr 8, 2021, at 1:39 PM, Kenneth Tan via <ktanhs@...> wrote:

Just a thought.... are the drivers and apcc the latest versions? 

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 01:34, mjb87 via <> wrote:
OK. I am sitting in the observatory trying to get it to work. I am encountering the same problem. Here is exactly what I have done

1. I restarted the computer, just in case. No other applications are running.

2. I started APCC. The boxes checked are the three you recommended: Auto-Connect and Create Virtual Ports First (in Mount) and Auto-Config (in AP V2 Driver). I have unchecked the "keep APCC on top" box for APCC.

3. APCC connected to the mount via TCP LAN. It reported that it was creating virtual ports. This took about 6 seconds. I initialized the mount. It starts tracking.


4. The Virtual Ports tab shows two virtual ports connected.

4. I start APPM

5. I click on Connect for the Scope. The driver window opens and then I get the same error message all along:


6. I go back to APCC Setup window and click Now on the auto-config for the driver. A window emerges asking if I'm sure. I click OK. I get a yellow window saying I should restart driver. Before i can respond I get a green window saying driver has been successfully updated.

7. I try APPM again and try to connect to Scope. I get this error:


8. If I then click on driver settings in APPM I get this. Not that If I check port on COM4 and COM6 (the two virtual ports) I get a "Mount Not Found" error.


9. I'm not a systems guy by any means, but it seems that APPM needs to connect only via a virtual port set up by APCC and somehow these virtual ports are not being set up. If I manually create another virtual port (e.g., COM32) and then tell the driver setup to use that I get the same "Mount Not Found" message.

10.  Only after all of this I started up SGP and TSX one at a time. Neither would connect to the mount via a virtual APCC port but I could connect if I reset the driver connection to the IP address.

Any suggestions from here?

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