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new guy cant get communication!:(
« on: April 23, 2016, 10:59:39 AM »
hi guys maybe you can halp me im new to the whole thing.

i have a W7x64 PC with a pci->LTP card inserted. the ltp card is working fine.
working fine as in. I lit an led ont the PCI connector with a different program  ;D and drivers are fully installed.
The problem is that i could not set the right port adress in mach 3!? When i type in the adress and click ok the window dissapears. When i open up ports and pins again i see the original adress: 0x3f8
here is what ive got:
I/O-range C000 - C007
IRQ 0x00000011 (17)

I tried setting 0xc000 in mach 3 but it didnt stick. and no communication.

What am i doing wrong!?

Thanks a lot, cind regards michel

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Re: new guy cant get communication!:(
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 11:33:17 AM »
Hi Michel,

Mach3 does not support parallel port operation with a 64bit OS.

Requirements if using the parallel port for machine control:

Desktop PC (Laptops are not supported) with at least one parallel port
32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (64-bit versions will not work)
1Ghz CPU
512MB RAM
Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)


Requirements if using an external motion device for machine control:

An appropriate external motion controller (options can be found on the Plugins page)
Desktop or Laptop with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
1Ghz CPU
512MB RAM
Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: new guy cant get communication!:(
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 04:02:29 PM »
thank you very mutch, really helpful!