Cannot connect focuser under SGP

Dual Motor Focus Controller (DMFC)
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geoffoto
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Cannot connect focuser under SGP

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I have the focuser and controller hooked up to each other and to my laptop and the following installed:

ASCOM Pegasus Astro Focus Driver
Pegasus-UPB-Focuser-Setup

Cable connections:
RJ45 connecting focuser to controller.
USB B to A (2.0) connecting controller to laptop.
controller shows the green light

In SGP I select the Pegasus focuser and try to connect. It won’t connect and actually locks up SGP. The message says “error connecting to ASCOM UPB Pegasus”

Actually the problem is upstream of that. When I plug the controller into the laptop I get “(the USB device) malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it.” It’s unclear which device it’s not recognizing since they’re connected in series. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Re: Cannot connect focuser under SGP

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Hello,
Which product(s) do you have exactly?
There are lots of conflicting issues in your question!
geoffoto
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Re: Cannot connect focuser under SGP

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I have the Pegasus Astro Universal Motor Focus Kit and the Pegasus Astro Dual Motor Focus Controller.

Problem solved. I needed to uninstall the UPB driver - it conflicted with the ASCOM focuser driver - and also click on the wrench and select the COM port for the focuser.
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