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I am havibg trouble communicating with my other computer using WideFS and linking to FS9. Client computer is windows XP and FS computer is windows7

Without any real information I can't really help much. there are logs produced by both WirdServer and Wideclient, and these will probably show why. The most usual problem is that those two operating systems default to using different Workgrops, so broadcasts don't get through. If you please refer to the section in the WideFS user guide there is help there to sort it out. Read the section on configuring your network, especially the part with the bold red heading telling you to read it.



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Thought I would add these logs

********* WideClient Log [version 6.987] Class=FS98MAIN *********

Date (dmy): 09/12/12, Time 14:01:44.046: Client name is TAYLOR-1

9750 Attempting to connect now

9813 Trying TCP/IP host "Taylor-1" port 8002 ...

9813 ... Okay, IP Address =

9875 LUA: "\\Taylor-1\WideClient X\Initial.LUA": not found

10719 Error on client pre-Connection Select() [Error=10061] Connection refused

10719 Ready to try connection again

11734 Attempting to connect now

15922 ****** End of session performance summary ******

15938 Total time connected = 0 seconds

15938 Reception maximum: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

15938 Transmission maximum: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec

15938 Max receive buffer = 0, Max send depth = 0, Send frames lost = 0

15938 ********* Log file closed (Buffers: MaxUsed 0, Alloc 0 Freed 0 Refused 0) *********

********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 6.94] *********

Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed)

Date (dmy): 09/12/12, Time 11:31:31.599: Server name is TAYLOR-2

100589 Initialising TCP/IP server

100589 Initialising IPX/SPX server

100589 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10044] Socket type not supported

100589 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

100589 Initialising UDP/IP server

100667 Broadcasting service every 1000 mSecs

111993 Restarting service due to total lack of use

111993 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server

1873525 Closing down now ...

Memory managed: Offset records: 0 alloc, 0 free

Read buffer usage: 0 alloc, 0 free, max in session: 0

Write buffer usage: 0 alloc, 0 free, max in session: 0

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

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

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

Tried everything you have suggested. Would having windows 7 on the server computer resolve the problem?


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I turned off both firewalls on both computers and wideserver (Flight simulator) was started.

Nevertheless, something is blocking the access. Maybe you have a firewall you don't know about? The "connection refused" failure means simply that the connection was refused. That's all Windows tells you in such circumstances. There's nothing WideFS or I can do about it.



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