Last night I could not connect to my DDM85 using Autoslew, clear sky's of-cause . Everything worked OK except I got the "Could not connect to controller!" error when starting Autoslew.
I contacted ASA and got a guide how to fix the problem, they have notices the problem some day ago. Se the attached guide.
The guide solved the problem partly, the guide shows how to downgrade to FTDI driver to version 2.8.14, so followed the guide, mount starts up ok. Then I try restart Autoslew still works. Then I power off and on mount the problem appears again!
Solution is to reinstall with CDM20814_Setup.exe again (see guide). So it looks like windows reinstalls the newer driver, ver 2.12, when I power off/on but it still shows ver. 2.8.14 in device manager. When I reboot the computer device manager shows the new FDDI ver 2.12.
The FTDI is the USB-serial driver Autoslew uses to communicate with the mount.
So how do we(ASA) prevent windows from reinstalling driver?? I will google to see what I can find out, let me know if anyone find a solution.
I also think this is urgent info for all ASA customer I hope ASA communicate out this information.
The final solution is for ASA to add support for the new FTDI 2.12 release.