I have a SkyFi III, which can connect to my iOptron MiniTower,
It often drops the connection, but it does connect, and when connected controls the mount correctly.
I have recently bought a Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 mount but it won't connect to my SkyFi. I eget the Connection Failure message:
"SkySafari 6 Pro can make a TCP/IP network connectoin to the elescope's IP address, but the scope is not responding. Make sure it is connected and powered on. Also check that your scope type is correct."
This is how I am trying to connect, using Syfari 6 Pro on my Macbook. (OS 10.10.5 Yosemite). The Synscan controller version is 4.39.05
The SkyFi firmware version is 1.3.4
I set up the mount, switch it on and go through alignment. Go-To now works fine and I can control the scope from the Synscan handset. Next I connect Skyfi to the mount using a USB A to USB B cable. I turn on SkyFi, and choose SfkyFi as my WiFi connection on my MacBook. In SkySafari I go to Telescope Setup, for Scope Type I choose SkyWatcher Synscan, for Mount Type I choose Alt-Az GoTo. For Connection I chhose WiFi or Etthernet (TCP/IP). I select Auto-detect Skyfi which has the following default settings:
IP address 10.0.0.1, SkyFi Name SkyFi, Port Number 4030, Readout Rate 4 per second.
Set Time and Location and Save Scope communicaton log file are both checked. Unchecking these makes no difference.
Any suggestions please ? Am I connecting the SkyFi to the mount correctly ? Thanks, Angelo