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Hello,

Finally I have installed WideFS for use with FS2004.

After starting WideClient, FS at my server computer and ASv6.5 on the client computer, ASv6.5 stated that there was a FS connection. However, before weather data was finished loading, ASv6.5 stated - not connected to FS. I then tried starting Radar Contact and the following error message came up: IPC-request contains bad data

As I have a wireless connection I assume the problem lies there. What does the error message indicate as wrong setting(s) ?

On the server machine I have Vista Home premium 64 Bit, on the client machine I have XP Pro 32 BIt.

Server machine is connected to the router by cable. Client machine has a wireless connection using D-link DWA-547 2,4 GHz.

The router is a NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N,4 x Gigabit LAN, 300 Mbps 802.11N, 2,4 and 5Ghz

This is the WideClient log:

********* WideClient Log [version 6.78] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 23/10/09, Time 02:46:54.375: Client name is XX

453 Attempting to connect now

1453 Trying to locate server: Need details from Server Broadcast

1453 Failed to connect: waiting to try again

3453 Attempting to connect now

67453 Trying to locate server: Need details from Server Broadcast

259437 Server = YY

259453 Trying TCP/IP host "YY" port 8002 ...

259453Okay, IP Address = 192.168.1.X

259453 Connection made okay!

435406 New Client Application: "ASv6" (Id=3132)

1652359 FS closing down (param=ADBC), disconnecting

1652359 ********* Interim performance summary *********

1652359 Total time connected so far = 1391 seconds

1652359 Reception maximum so far: 2 frames/sec, 101 bytes/sec

1652359 Reception average whilst connected so far: 1 frames/sec, 34 bytes/sec

1652359 Transmission maximum so far: 2 frames/sec, 1006 bytes/sec

1652359 Transmission average whilst connected so far: 0 frames/sec, 19 bytes/sec

1652359 Max receive buffer = 318, Max send depth = 2, Send frames lost = 0

1652359 **************** Individual client application activity ****************

1652359 Client 3132 requests: 44 (Ave 0/sec), Data: 3250 bytes (2/sec), Average 73 bytes/Process

1652359 ***********************************************

1658812 Connection closed by server!

1658812 Attempting to connect now

1670828 Giving up server, looking for another!

1779828 Trying to locate server: Need details from Server Broadcast

1790828 Giving up server, looking for another!

2025828 Trying to locate server: Need details from Server Broadcast

2030828 Giving up server, looking for another!

2331828 Trying to locate server: Need details from Server Broadcast

2345828 Giving up server, looking for another!

Hope anyone can give me a clue of where to make adjustments in order to make this work.

Kind regards,

Carl

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As I have a wireless connection I assume the problem lies there.

Well, possibly. I would certainly not use a wireless connection in my cockpit as there are too many metal objects in the vicinity and wireless tech does NOT like them. I get poorer transfer successes at 6-8 foot distances in my cockpit room than I do between complete rooms, through walls, in the rest of the house -- bar the kitchen where again there's a hulking great metal fridge-freezer, microwave, ovens etc to ruin it all.

What does the error message indicate as wrong setting(s) ?

All those application messages really mean is that they are timing out when waiting for responses from the Server, in the FS PC.

This is the WideClient log:

No errors reported there -- just abysmal performance:

1652359 Reception maximum so far: 2 frames/sec, 101 bytes/sec

1652359 Reception average whilst connected so far: 1 frames/sec, 34 bytes/sec

1652359 Transmission maximum so far: 2 frames/sec, 1006 bytes/sec

1652359 Transmission average whilst connected so far: 0 frames/sec, 19 bytes/sec

The reception average should be close to your FS frame rate, up to a limit.

The log does show that Active Sky made 44 requests, though many of those might have been retries, if it was timing out the responses.

1652359 **************** Individual client application activity ****************

1652359 Client 3132 requests: 44 (Ave 0/sec), Data: 3250 bytes (2/sec), Average 73 bytes/Process

The Client log only gives half of the story. Have you looked at the WideServer log to see if that has any problems to report?

Regards

Pete

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Hello Pete,

Here is the server log:

********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.78] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 23/10/09, Time 02:43:42.166: Server name is YY

234251 Initialising TCP/IP server

234251 Initialising IPX/SPX server

234251 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10044] Socket type not supported

234251 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

234251 Initialising UDP/IP server

235515 Broadcasting service every 1000 mSecs

238042 Incoming connection Accepted ok (skt=9468) TCP

238354 Connected to computer "XX" running WideClient version 6.780 (skt=9468) TCP

1636248 Close signalled to clients

1637340 Closing down now ...

Memory managed: Offset records: 21 alloc, 21 free

Read buffer usage: 604 alloc, 604 free, max in session: 1

Write buffer usage: 116545 alloc, 116545 free, max in session: 1

Throughput maximum achieved: 3 frames/sec, 106 bytes/sec

Throughput average achieved for complete session: 0 frames/sec, 14 bytes/sec

Average receive rate from "XX": 0 frames/sec, 19 bytes/sec

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

The distance between the client and the router is 4 feet. But, putting it another way; it would not be problematic making a cable connection then.... :wink: ( I assume a cross cable - I'm not an expert on network setup).

By the way, since you mentioned performance in my FS, with my new computer that will be 35-70 FPS depending on the complexity of addons. I have changed the FPS limit from 30 to unlimited after reading some new stuff about this.

Thanks for spending time on my issue.

Kind regards,

Carl

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Here is the server log:

No errors there either. Same abysmal performance:

Throughput maximum achieved: 3 frames/sec, 106 bytes/sec

Throughput average achieved for complete session: 0 frames/sec, 14 bytes/sec

Average receive rate from "XX": 0 frames/sec, 19 bytes/sec

The distance between the client and the router is 4 feet. But, putting it another way; it would not be problematic making a cable connection then.... :wink: ( I assume a cross cable - I'm not an expert on network setup).

No, not a "cross" cable -- that's only for PC to PC connections. All the connections from router to PCs are normal straight ones.

By the way, since you mentioned performance in my FS, with my new computer that will be 35-70 FPS depending on the complexity of addons. I have changed the FPS limit from 30 to unlimited after reading some new stuff about this.

Well, unlimited seems to give you better fps but can make things more, er, choppy. What you are really after is a good consistent rate. And it varies how to achieve that. Try both -- a limit of 30 or 35 would be good in any case (though actually something like 28 is recommended by some experts -- it is related to the screen refresh rate of 60 with a little leeway. 58 would seem closer but not attainable all the time, whereas 28 would be, 2x30=60).

Regards

Pete

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Well, unlimited seems to give you better fps but can make things more, er, choppy. What you are really after is a good consistent rate. And it varies how to achieve that. Try both -- a limit of 30 or 35 would be good in any case (though actually something like 28 is recommended by some experts -- it is related to the screen refresh rate of 60 with a little leeway. 58 would seem closer but not attainable all the time, whereas 28 would be, 2x30=60).

OK, so this is how it is, really interesting. I will test out the 28 FPS first thing. However, so far I'm kind of in heaven with my new system. In spite of setting an unlimited FPS so far the sim is sooo smooth. But when all my remaining addons are installed and I go for my first serious flight it probably will occur pretty fast that the 28 FPS limit is just right.

A little off topic, but after a long while thinking and reading on several fora I desided to build my PC with a Socket-1366 board and a i7-920 2.67 GHZ which I have OC to about 3.2 GHz.

I used to have a 3.6 GHz Pentium IV , but now everything is so much faster and smoother, I think 3 times increase in all respects to give an idea.

Well back now to the WideFS, I will start cabling as soon as I have found my computer you know "pandora box" with all the kreti and pleti.

Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend,

Carl

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