Wireless USB cable replacement?

Discussion in 'Image Capture' started by Robert Berta, May 31, 2015.

  1. Robert Berta

    Robert Berta Standard User

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    I would love to eliminate the last cable from my mount/observatory to my laptop now that I have wireless focusing, wireless mount control, etc. I know I can get a cheap laptop and place it at the mount and connect wirelessly from inside my warm room with my regular laptop. But I would rather use some sort of a dongle at the camera to connect wirelessly. Does anyone make such an item that would work?
     
  2. Brian Atteridge

    Brian Atteridge Cyanogen Customer

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  3. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Cyanogen Customer

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    Which camera do you have? If it has an Ethernet jack, you might be able to use something like a TP-Link WR-802N in Ethernet (wired) to WiFi bridge mode. It runs off +5V which is easy enough to get from +12V. Unfortunately the transfer rate wont be as fast as high speed USB 2.0 (480Mbps).
     
  4. Brian Atteridge

    Brian Atteridge Cyanogen Customer

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    Sorry apparently i misread what you had posted. In this case a wireless USB hub might work. Also if you are using a DSLR camera you might also try a wireless SD card for the camera. Not sure if the latter will work but i know depending on the Wireless HUB it might. Some of the Gen 1 WiFi hubs however might not since their transmission rate wasn't good enough for some imaging astro-cameras to push data to the PC with but the newer versions might. Haven't tried any recently though so i couldn't say for sure.
     
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