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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode?

5 months 3 weeks ago
werper
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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #36735
The more I think about this, the more I don't think so, but I'll ask anyway. I want to be able to run two Stellarmates together so Kstars/Ekos sees them as one (distributed computing) to split the load and improve performance. I spent the last weekend figuring out how to do this over my home WiFi network and after LOTS of trial and error I finally got it to work well . Now I want to do the same thing using the Hotspot mode for when I am at a remote location - and possibly at home - especially if there's a performance boost vs. using WiFi. OR, is the only way by using a WiFi router in the field - i.e. basically the same setup as my home network?

Thanks in advance for any and all help!
Tom

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #36737
If you have it working on your home network, why not just tether both Stellarmates to your mobile phone instead of using the hotspot??

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!
Takahashi FC100DF, Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi, QHY-163C, Canon 550D, DIY Moonlite focuser, ZWO ASI 224MC on Orion 50mm guider, VNC to Asus Tinker Board in hot spot mode running Ubuntu Mate and KStars/Ekos

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #36746
Tom,
It seems to me hotspot mode is what ChrisHoward explains in his tutorial?
indilib.org/forum/general/3788-running-a...ing-setup.html#28788
Looking through Jasem's tutorial he is setting up using wifi.
Maybe I'm not understanding your question?

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5 months 3 weeks ago
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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #36781
Brian,

That was one of the tutorials that helped me get two Stellarmates chained together over my WiFi. One controls just my imaging camera, the second controls my iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount and my guide camera. These two RPIs are controled by Kstars'Ekos on a remote PC that sees the two RPIs as one. I want to do the same thing, but via Hotspot mode for when I am in a remote location, away from my WiFi.

Petarm,

I do not have a mobil phone I can do that with - my phone is provided by my work and I'm locked out of doing anything other than calls and photos. :-(

Thanks for your help guys!

Tom

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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #36782
Brian,

That was one of the tutorials that helped me get two Stellarmates chained together over my WiFi. One controls just my imaging camera, the second controls my iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount and my guide camera. These two RPIs are controled by Kstars'Ekos on a remote PC that sees the two RPIs as one. I want to do the same thing, but via Hotspot mode for when I am in a remote location, away from my WiFi.

Petarm,

I do not have a mobil phone I can do that with - my phone is provided by my work and I'm locked out of doing anything other than calls and photos. :-( I do however, own an Android tablet (no phone on it though) that I'll look into configuring it as a WiFi router - thanks for the idea.



Tom

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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #36783
Hi Tom, Have a look at this. It may help.

I have not tried it. I have only tried the mobile phone method.

askubuntu.com/questions/488588/how-do-i-...ltiple-wifi-networks

regards

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!
Takahashi FC100DF, Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro via Wifi, QHY-163C, Canon 550D, DIY Moonlite focuser, ZWO ASI 224MC on Orion 50mm guider, VNC to Asus Tinker Board in hot spot mode running Ubuntu Mate and KStars/Ekos

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5 months 2 weeks ago
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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #37099
Two hotspots? No that's not possible. But perhaps it can work in Ad hoc mode. Check this: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/...d-hoc-setup-in-rpi-3

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5 months 2 weeks ago
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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #37119
I ended up buying and configuring a router with static IP addresses for the PIs, so this way I have a dedicate network just for astronomy, it's never on the Internet and it doesn't get slowed down by other network traffic. Seems to work well in my bench tests. Waiting for clear skies for a real-world test.

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Astromania 60 Guide Scope

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Can You Use Two Stellarmates Together in Hotspot Mode? #43249
To run two Stellarmates at remote site, Werper's approach of setting up a router and running them both on single wifi network sounds good (but its yet another piece of equipment to manage).
Did it work?
Is this still the best solution?

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