I had my new Panohead working yesterday up to “4.2. Simultaneously Connect to Panoshoot and Your Wireless Network to Download Upgrades.” Something horrible seems to have happened at this point, because I now cannot connect or get a stable WiFi connection to the Panoshoot. I did not manage to download any firmware updates.
Right now the situation is this: I have the Panoshoot plugged into the AUX socket of the Panohead with two fully charged LiIon batteries. Running a Dell laptop with Win 7 Pro x64, 802.11 b/g/n adapter using default Windows wireless network manager (not third-party add-on software).
1. Batteries in the Panohead seem OK. 2. The head responds when I move the mini-joystick on the Panoshoot, so I’m guessing the connector is OK. 3. When I depress the mini joystick for ~5 seconds without the camera mounted, the x axis of the mount rotates endlessly in a clockwise direction (when viewed from above). 4. When I depress the mini joystick for ~5 seconds with the camera mounted, the x-axis rotates briefly and then the y axis of the mount rotates endlessly. 5. Wireless network panel shows Panoshoot-416FEE in the Windows list of wireless networks, so I’m guessing the Panoshoot is getting power.
When I tell the WiFi on the laptop to connect to the Panoshoot-416FEE, the connection cycles endlessly between ‘no internet access’ and ‘no network access.’ Loading 192.168.245.1 in Chrome v.31.0.1650.63m fails (of course). Any thoughts?
Good news: - I managed to connect directly to the Panoshoot via WiFi, crossloaded the firmware updates, and upgraded successfully to revision 98. No idea what has changed, but it's going OK so there is no need for you to send me a new unit. I basically cannot make the "give the Panoshoot an IP address in your home network" thing work, but no big deal for me as far as I can see since the direct connection is working OK now. - I think I have successfully created a camera profile and Mosaic.