GTOCP4 #WiFi Issues #WiFi


Alex
 
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I just received my new 1100GTO today, and I'm getting it setup in my backyard observatory.  It's a very impressive piece of equipment.  I think the counterweight bar weighs more than my first mount.

My preference for now is to control it via WiFi as I always seem to have bad luck with USB, and Ethernet is currently tricky to run to the mount for the time being, thought that's probably the long term solution once I can run a cable cleaning to the mount. I've jury rigged an ethernet cable in order to set it up. It was easy to determine the IP address it got assigned from my router's admin screen and no problem connecting to the CP4's embedded web server.  When I try to configure the WiFi, it displays mine (and my neighbors) networks no problem, but when I try to connect it to my home network, it just displays "Connecting..." and never updates.  I'm positive I'm using the correct password.  

With my WiFi setup, I can create additional networks, so I tried creating an open network with no password, and the CP4 connects to it just fine, so I know it can connect with my equipment.  My main network has a password that's a 20+ characters long phrase, using mixed case with numbers and punctuation.  Figuring that may be the issue, I then created a network with a shorter, simpler password, and the CP4 connects to it just fine.  So it appears that the CP4 doesn't connect to WiFi networks with long/complex passwords.  Anyone else have this issue?

My home network is all Ubiquiti UniFI stuff, and I have multiple WiFi access points, including one in the observatory.

Alex

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