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General Mach Discussion / Re: Getting Mach3 on new PC (revisited)
« on: August 07, 2020, 10:07:03 PM »
I  need to install Mach3 to a newer computer and I need some help.  The old computer seems to have problems.    I bought the sofware and installed it 10 years ago.   Now I don't remember how to do an install.   
Where do I find the key  MACH1LIC.DATFILE and where do I copy it to.  How do I start the install?      Thanks   Jim Glass

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 29, 2013, 09:57:57 AM »
I  think I have it working.     I did a cold start this morning.    I'm not near my machine right now to know for sure.

The smooth stepper has 4 green lights on, 3 of them blinking.    At the Ethernet port the amber light is ON and the Green light to the right flickers.   From the smooth stepper board the
upper green light stays ON.   The lower light blinks briefly then off for 4 seconds.

I have notice movement of the computer or smooth stepper I loose communications.    Reboot the computer to restore communications.
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:37:23 AM »
I bought all the cables from Warp9.
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 29, 2013, 07:20:50 AM »
After spending more than 2 days on this project  I have decided to take a new approach.    My neighbor gave me 3 Dell laptop computers, made in late 2005, loaded with WIN XP.    My plan is to load one computer with Windows 7 so it will match the Smooth Stepper instruction manual.

I'll get the laptop connected to wireless internet then load MACH3.    Then I'll have a bare bones computer with on an operating system and MACH3.

What I have now is a used computer with countless settings made by the previous owner.    Since I'm not an expert, I have know ideal which settings apply to my application.
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:19:33 PM »
When I get to Internet Protocol TCP/IP   I clicked on it and selected properties where I entered the IP address 10.9.9.2 and entered
in subnet mask; 255.255.255.0 the OK.   Back to the TCP/IP screen.   Not sure if this was correct but I clicked on INSTALL     Then I was
asked "Client", "Service", "Protocol".    I selected "Protocol" and was then told "unable to find drivers"

Again I'm up against the wall.   What do I do?
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 28, 2013, 03:25:28 PM »
Getting very close.

When I load Mach3 a pop up window appears (as it should in this case) asks for the control device.   I select "'ESS_v10fb2" Then OK.
Next screen   CTfp::WakeUpClient does not reply        Select YES to retry    No to config.     I click NO

Next window asks me "SmoothStepper Board IP Address:   I have entered 10.9.9.9.0 and 255. 255. 255. 0   No  space to enter both and neither one work
when entered.

Any ideas????

Thanks, Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 28, 2013, 02:30:25 PM »
The Ethernet cable is connected at the computer and the slow stepper.   I had a few green lights on at the slow stepper but not now.

HAAA, Crap????????   Wire came off the power supply.    That is exactly why I solder terminals to the wires.   I didn't do that this time.  A temporary hook up.


Oh ya,  the X is now gone and everything has lights on it.

Thanks,   i'll report back on this.
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 28, 2013, 01:45:02 PM »
It says disable which means it is ON But there is a big red X between what looks like "T" pipe fitting and a tiny paddle lock.    If I right click  to properties then click on disable the X goes
away.   The area connection then says "Disabled".   Click again on "Enable" the X reappears.   However, the 2 computers, T and paddle lock turns from bright to dim.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 28, 2013, 12:41:21 PM »
OK,  that was helpful.

My Ethernet port seems dead.   It was working yestday.    No lights on today.   Is it burned out or turned off?

Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Smooth Stepper questions
« on: September 28, 2013, 11:18:02 AM »
 More info
 The WIN7 instructions say to to "Network and Sharing"  then go to "Change Adapter Settings" then to "wired network adapter"  Then "properties" then
"local area connection properties" .   This where I set the IP address.

Can someone convert this to XP language because I'm lost
Jim

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