I'm testing the waters to see if VirtualHere can help me break the tethers to my astronomical imaging equipment. I have a digital camera, guide scope and automated focuser all plugged into the USB ports of a Raspberry Pi 4, 8 MB version running Buster. The mount, however, still uses the older serial connection to the laptop, running Windows 10. I've tried two different Serial-USB converters, both of which work with a StarTech USB over Ethernet device. While both adapters show up in the VirtualHere client window, one of them gives an error message when I try to use it and then disappears. I was able to briefly make a connection with the second adapter, but it didn't last long and I have not been able to make a connection since. It will allow me to use the second adapter, but the PC application times out without being able to connect. As these are both older serial-USB adapters, I was wondering if there are certain brands known to work better with VirtualHere that I could buy, or if there is something else I need do in order to connect to the mount?
Thanks so much,
Serial-USB adapters not working with RPi 4