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I installed FSUIPC and widefs and it just says waiting for connection any ideas?? thx

Based on that information? No, none at all.

Check your VERSIONS -- always needed. Then check the WideServer and WideClient logs.

You have "something wrong" is the only conclusion from the minimal information you provide, I'm afraid.

Pete

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I have the latest version of both FSUIPC and wide fs

heres what the log read

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 24/03/06, Time 23:36:16.296: Client name is HAmmer

391 Attempting to connect now

1391 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

2407 Attempting to connect now

43407 Trying to locate server: TCP/IP needs ServerName or IP address!

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Hi,

as your log says: you need to set the "server name" and / or "IP adress" in the FSclient.ini.

Did you add the clients name in the Wideserver .ini?

e.g.

[ClientNames]

1=PFD

2=PC2

If your network is ok it should work.

Best rgds

Peter

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I have the latest version of both FSUIPC and wide fs

heres what the log read

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 24/03/06, Time 23:36:16.296: Client name is HAmmer

391 Attempting to connect now

1391 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

2407 Attempting to connect now

43407 Trying to locate server: TCP/IP needs ServerName or IP address!

And where is the log from WideServer? You'll find that in the FS Modules folder, where you put the WideServer.DLL. (You DID install WideServer too, didn't you?).

Are you using Windows XP on both Server and Client? If not then you need to tell wideClient the name of your Server PC. This shouldn't be needed if both PCs are running XP.

Regards,

Pete

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as your log says: you need to set the "server name" and / or "IP adress" in the FSclient.ini.

He shouldn't need to do that if both PCs are running XP. The current version of WideFS sorts itself out on its own.

I suspect this user has only installed FSUIPC on the Server and hasn't installed WideServer. Either that, or one of the PCs is using Windows 98 or Windows Me so the automatic server detection won't work.

Did you add the clients name in the Wideserver .ini?

e.g.

[ClientNames]

1=PFD

2=PC2

You don't do that manually. That list is made up by WideServer automatically, as Clients connect. It does this so that if it receives any button presses from Clients it can consistently assign the same button numbers, so button programming will work no matter what order the Clients log on.

Regards,

Pete

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Yes im using XP on both comp's

heres the wideserver log

********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.51] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 25/03/06, Time 10:03:47.265: Server name is HAMMER

102453 Initialising TCP/IP server

102484 Initialising IPX/SPX server

102484 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10047] Address family not supported by protocol family

102484 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

104062 Broadcasting service every 1 mSecs

113750 Restarting service due to total lack of use

113750 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

You know i never had any problems untill i installed the PMDG 744F

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Yes im using XP on both comp's

heres the wideserver log ....

Okaythere's nothing showing wrong in the Logs of either Server or Client. However, it does seem that something is preventing the broadcasts from the Server reaching the Client.

One thing here is extremely odd -- both your Server PC and your Client PC appear to have the same names!

From the Client log:

Client name is HAmmer

From the Server log:

Server name is HAMMER

Now, possibly the difference in capitalisation may make it okay, but I would be very suspicious of this. Having the same name for two PCs will give problems.

Anyway, assuming either that you resolve that, or that it doesn't matter (because of the caps differences), try adding

ServerName=HAMMER

to the [Config] section of the WideClient.INI file. This will get around the fact that it isn't getting the broadcasts and may then even work, though I doubt it. However, it should at least give you an error saying why it doesn't work.

The most likely problem is a firewall.

You know i never had any problems untill i installed the PMDG 744F

Not sure how that can mess up your Network settings at all.

Regards,

Pete

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********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.51] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 25/03/06, Time 10:52:31.765: Server name is HAMMER

51187 Initialising TCP/IP server

51187 Initialising IPX/SPX server

51187 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10047] Address family not supported by protocol family

51187 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

52156 Broadcasting service every 1 mSecs

62312 Restarting service due to total lack of use

62312 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 25/03/06, Time 10:54:25.703: Client name is SHARRON

344 Attempting to connect now

2609 Trying TCP/IP host "HAMMER" port 8002 ...

2609 Error on client gethostbyname() [Error=11001] Host not found

2609 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

3609 Attempting to connect now

64359 Trying TCP/IP host "HAMMER" port 8002 ...

64359 Error on client gethostbyname() [Error=11001] Host not found

64359 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

65359 Attempting to connect now

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[Error=11001] Host not found

Okay, the answer is simple then. Your Sever PC is not visible to your Client PC. Either one or both isn't connected to the network, or they are in different Workgroups (check the Workgroup name in each by right-clicking "My Computer", select Properties, then Computer Name), or the IP addresses are in different subnets (http://www.xxx.yyy.zzz doesn't match to the level of the subnet mask, usually 255.255.255.000 -- meaning the http://www.xxx.yyy parts must be the same).

Those are the 'elementary' reasons I can think of, but there may be others. It is a Network problem for sure -- if you can't solve it then ask Katy Pluta over in the FS2004 forum.

Regards,

Pete

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I reformated my main box and Widefs connected once but now im getting the waiting for connection again heres the log

********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.51] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 29/03/06, Time 22:19:34.281: Server name is HAMMER

35516 Initialising TCP/IP server

35532 Initialising IPX/SPX server

35532 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10047] Address family not supported by protocol family

35532 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

36157 Broadcasting service every 1 mSecs

46797 Restarting service due to total lack of use

46797 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.51] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 29/03/06, Time 22:33:35.281: Server name is HAMMER

99828 Initialising TCP/IP server

99828 Initialising IPX/SPX server

99828 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10047] Address family not supported by protocol family

99828 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

100031 Broadcasting service every 1 mSecs

133046 Restarting service due to total lack of use

133046 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

963843 Incoming connection Accepted ok (skt=5140)

963921 Connected to computer "SHARRON" running WideClient version 6.510 (skt=5140)

1091640 Error 10054: client socket disconnected at Client: removing (skt=5140)

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 29/03/06, Time 22:51:32.171: Client name is SHARRON

375 Attempting to connect now

1375 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

2391 Attempting to connect now

43391 Trying to locate server: TCP/IP needs ServerName or IP address!

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I reformated my main box and Widefs connected once but now im getting the waiting for connection again heres the log

The wrong log is shown. This one, from WideServer, shows the connection occurring:

Date (dmy): 29/03/06, Time 22:33:35.281: Server name is HAMMER

...

963921 Connected to computer "SHARRON" running WideClient version 6.510 (skt=5140)

1091640 Error 10054: client socket disconnected at Client: removing (skt=5140)

As you can see, the connection was recognised at "22:33:35.281 + 963.921", or 22:49:39.202 and disconnected 127 seconds later.

The only WideClient log you show is a later one, with no connection:

Date (dmy): 29/03/06, Time 22:51:32.171: Client name is SHARRON

To see what is happening, the current (relevant) logs from both sides need to be viewed. There's no error seen by the Server at all, it sees a connection, then a couple of minutes later, a disconnection. It is that simple.

Please also always show the complete logs, including the performance summary which is given at the end, when both FS and the Client are closed down.

If the session you have just run and closed failed, then the relevant logs are named "WideServer.log" and "WideClient.log". The ones with a "0" in the name are the previous logs -- they are saved to allow folks to restart FS or the Client after a problem (eg an FS crash) without losing information.

Regards,

Pete

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********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.51] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 30/03/06, Time 12:16:24.015: Server name is HAMMER

172468 Initialising TCP/IP server

172484 Initialising IPX/SPX server

172484 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10047] Address family not supported by protocol family

172484 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

174203 Broadcasting service every 1 mSecs

185171 Restarting service due to total lack of use

185171 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

333984 Closing down now ...

Memory managed: Offset records: 0 alloc, 0 free

Throughput maximum achieved: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

Throughput average achieved for complete session: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

********* Log file closed *********

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 30/03/06, Time 12:31:02.625: Client name is SHARRON

360 Attempting to connect now

1360 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

2375 Attempting to connect now

43375 Trying to locate server: TCP/IP needs ServerName or IP address!

251938 ****** End of session performance summary ******

251938 Total time connected = 0 seconds

251938 Reception maximum: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

251938 Transmission maximum: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

251938 Max receive buffer = 0, Max send depth = 0, Send frames lost = 0

251938 ********* Log file closed (Buffers: MaxUsed 0, Alloc 0 Freed 0 Refused 0) *********

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There is no connection being made at all. Either your computers are not seeing each other or one is not running Windows XP, or for some reason the broadcasts made by the Server are not working. To eliminate the latter put

ServerName=HAMMER

into the [Config] section of the WideClient.ini file, and try again.

Are you able to see each computer from the other in, for example, Windows explorer? Can you read and write files over the Network?

All the logs show is that the Client is not connected to the Server, there is no visibility of one computer from the other.

Regards,

Pete

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Are you able to see each computer from the other in, for example, Windows explorer? Can you read and write files over the Network?

Yes Pete i can do everything on my clietn computer over my network

but for some reason its not seeing Widefs

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 30/03/06, Time 23:36:01.312: Client name is SHARRON

360 Attempting to connect now

2625 Trying TCP/IP host "HAMMER" port 8002 ...

2625 Error on client gethostbyname() [Error=11001] Host not found

2625 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

3625 Attempting to connect now

64375 Trying TCP/IP host "HAMMER" port 8002 ...

64375 Error on client gethostbyname() [Error=11001] Host not found

64375 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

65375 Attempting to connect now

83469 ****** End of session performance summary ******

83469 Total time connected = 0 seconds

83469 Reception maximum: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

83469 Transmission maximum: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

83469 Max receive buffer = 0, Max send depth = 0, Send frames lost = 0

83469 ********* Log file closed (Buffers: MaxUsed 0, Alloc 0 Freed 0 Refused 0) *********

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Yes Pete i can do everything on my clietn computer over my network

but for some reason its not seeing Widefs

The answer is the wrong way around. It is the server which needs to be accessed from the client. Can you do everything on your server computer from your client?

2625 Error on client gethostbyname() [Error=11001] Host not found

This most certainly means that the Server named "HAMMER" is not known to the Client PC. This failure reported by Windows means that it cannot even translate the server name into an IP address!

There is nothing WideFS can do if the computers cannot see each other.

Regards,

Pete

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Pete i changed the name of both of my comps and my client box still isnt seeing the server box do you think i need to change a setting in my routor or disable my firewalls??? im stumped

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 01/04/06, Time 13:24:26.671: Client name is CLIENT

375 Attempting to connect now

2641 Trying TCP/IP host "Main" port 8002 ...

2641 Error on client gethostbyname() [Error=11001] Host not found

********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.51] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 01/04/06, Time 12:42:14.968: Server name is MAIN

269156 Initialising TCP/IP server

269156 Initialising IPX/SPX server

269156 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10047] Address family not supported by protocol family

269156 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

270188 Broadcasting service every 1 mSecs

282328 Restarting service due to total lack of use

282328 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

3806594 Closing down now ...

Memory managed: Offset records: 0 alloc, 0 free

Throughput maximum achieved: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

Throughput average achieved for complete session: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

********* Log file closed *********

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Pete i changed the name of both of my comps and my client box still isnt seeing the server box do you think i need to change a setting in my routor or disable my firewalls??? im stumped

I don't think changing names will help when the computer is invisible in any case. Sorry, I don't know what you have wrong, all I can see is the Windows cannot see your Server PC from your Host PC. It just is not connected as far as it is concerned. This is nothing to do with WideFS, or anything I know about. It simply means you do not have a working network as far as I can see.

You never answered that you checked Windows Explorer could see the Server from the client, only the other way around.

You need Windows network help, sorry this is not my subject.

Regards,

Pete

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Yes it sees both

Well, Windows in the client cannot translate the server name into an IP address. This is all the error on "gethostbyname" means -- in this case the computer named "Main" is not known to your Client.

I guess that means that the service which provides this in one or other of your systems is not running. This in turn would mean paths like \\Main\c .... would not work either, and I'm reasonably sure this means "Main" would not be seen in Windows Explorer.

I really don't know what you are seeing in Windows Explorer as if it can see the name "Main" then so should any other program running on the same PC.

You could try setting the "ServerIPaddr" in the Client INI instead. This assumes you have a fixed assigned IP address for your Server.

Regards,

Pete

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Pete i set a static ip on my network and i get this on the wideclient log

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 03/04/06, Time 15:19:55.500: Client name is CLIENT

359 Attempting to connect now

375 Trying TCP/IP host "192.168.1.1" port 8002 ...

375Okay, IP Address = 192.168.1.1

1297 Error on client pre-Connection Select() [Error=10061] Connection refused

1297 Ready to try connection again

1312 Attempting to connect now

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Pete i set a static ip on my network and i get this on the wideclient log

375Okay, IP Address = 192.168.1.1

1297 Error on client pre-Connection Select() [Error=10061] Connection refused

Well, that's a bit better. That error is normally due to a firewall blocking access.

Pete

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I disabled the firewall on both the computer and routor and it still wouldnt connect

******** WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 04/04/06, Time 02:00:24.171: Client name is CLIENT

359 Attempting to connect now

375 Trying TCP/IP host "192.168.1.1" port 8002 ...

375Okay, IP Address = 192.168.1.1

1578 Error on client pre-Connection Select() [Error=10061] Connection refused

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WOOT!!!!! I GOT GOT IT WORKING PETE!!!!

I changed a line in the wideclient.ini from Servername=192.168.1.100

to IP=192.168.1.100 and it works great now. Thanks for all the replys

John

********* WideClient Log [version 6.51] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 04/04/06, Time 02:05:20.046: Client name is CLIENT

359 Attempting to connect now

375 Server = MAIN

375 Trying TCP/IP host "MAIN" port 8002 ...

375Okay, IP Address = 192.168.1.100

375 Connection made okay!

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WOOT!!!!! I GOT GOT IT WORKING PETE!!!!

I changed a line in the wideclient.ini from Servername=192.168.1.100

to IP=192.168.1.100 and it works great now.

Well, I'm glad you got it working, but there are many puzzles left unanswered.

You don't set the IP address in the INI by either line, it is the "ServerIPaddr" parameter, as I tolkd you earlier, viz:

You could try setting the "ServerIPaddr" in the Client INI instead.

If "192.168.1.100" works why did you set "192.168.1.1" before? Have you simply changed the IP address?

And here:

375 Server = MAIN

375 Trying TCP/IP host "MAIN" port 8002 ...

375Okay, IP Address = 192.168.1.100

375 Connection made okay!

The log shows you are using "ServerName=MAIN", not the IP address in any case.

So, what has all this been about? Just getting the name or address wrong each time? Surely not? And why cannot your Server broadcast to your Client, so the whole thing works "out of the box" as it does on all other all-WinXP networks? Something is very strange somewhere.

Regards,

Pete

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