I was out last night testing my SkyFi III with my laptop using Stellarium and Starry Night Pro attempting to use a Wireless Connection using the Astro Geeks program COM2TCP which is one of the recommended programs by you folks. I originally thought it was the SkyFi III device but now I believe there is some kind of bug (don't know where the bug is maybe COM2TCP). So I start up COM2TCP and I get the right green light which means it connected to the IP Port 4030. I then start up Starry Night or Stellarium and I connect just fine using one of my available COM Ports. I do a few successful slews to some objects and it works fine. But after a few times, either Starry Night or Stellarium can no longer slew to objects and the programs hang. I then go out to COM2TCP and the left green light is off which means the connection has been severed to the COM Port. I then go into Drivers and I see that the COM port no longer exists ! I try to restart COM2TCP but it no longer lists the COM port for me to choose from. A reboot of my PC seems to solve the problem but if I try it again, the connection drops in COM2TCP after a few slews.
So I am not sure where the problem is? Do I need to open a problem with Astro Geeks in regards to COM2TCP?
I tired Sky Safari Pro using SkyFi III on my IPAD using a wireless connection and everything works great so I don't believe this is a SkyFi III issue but either a PC issue or COM2TCP. I also did a 'wired' connection directly from my laptop USB port to the hand control using the Prolific Drivers and it also works fine but I would prefer to use a wireless solution which is why I bought the COM2TCP program. I have also gotten this to failure indoors last week and I mentioned that in my previous case for SkyFi III thinking it was a power issue on the device.