Need Help with WiThrottle array

Flashwave Mar 11, 2015

  1. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    Hey gang, long time no talk. I'm up to my eyeballs in Networking and have no idea what I am doing, and my last post on the JMRI Yahoo page vanished under other posts.

    I'm using:

    Digitrax System and PR3
    Linksys G111 router (with no outside internet, strictly WIFi only on that computer)
    Windows 7 64bit
    I think the computer's an HP
    Engine Driver on Android v4. (Will be adding other phones once this works)

    Connection wise, I think everything is physically hooked up right. On my phone, it shows me as being connected to the wifi network. I've locked myself out of the Router Admin (I wish I could say I was surprised... :frustrated:) so I can't see it from that side, but then I can also se the Phone's Engine Driver app on the Computer's WiThrottle server. BUT: On the Phone, when I put in a locomotive number to select it, it takes me to a greyed-out throttle screen with no usable "buttons" and I get a repeating error that says "No communiation from WiThrottle network in 10 seconds. Check Connection." So what am I doing/not doing/doing wrong that JMRI can see my phone, but the two are not talking to each other?
     
  2. PaulBeinert

    PaulBeinert TrainBoard Supporter

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    Morgan,
    You could probably do a hard reset of the router back to factory defaults and that should include resetting the admin pw but I would have to check the manual to be certain.

    When starting the WiThrottle serve, it shows you the address and port that it is advertising on (e.g. 192.168.1.122:53916), does Engine Driver show that it is connecting to the same address & port?

    It could be the FW on the PC that is preventing the full connection and the FW should have a log that would tel you that.
     
  3. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    Just now getting back to you. Yes the Port # is right. FW?
     
  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think Paul means FW=FireWall. Your PC may be set up to block communications on the port
     
  5. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    Ok that would make sense. It came from a hospital as a quote on quote giveaway for nonprofits when they were selling surplus. there's a lot of security stuff on top of that one. how do I fear that down?
     
  6. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Try checking the Windows Security Center, first (Control Panel | System and Security | Windows Firewall). If the MS firewall is active, you should be able to adjust from there. If you have a 3rd party, you will need to tell us which one is active, and then, hopefully, someone will have experience with that one.

    Of course, turning the firewall all the way off should be relatively simple, no matter which one you have. At least for a quick check, that will let you know whether or not that is the issue. I wouldn't recommend leaving it off completely, though.
     
  7. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    Cool. Ill look into that, be tmrw. The good news, it can only be online wben my (or another member's) phone is physically plugged in and running Foxfi or PDAnet. Theres no outside phone line pkugged into the Router.
     

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