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PoKeys57CNC loses setup information for Mach4
« on: February 14, 2020, 10:14:55 AM »
Hello,
I'll setup all the home switches, motors, probe, and emergency stop in Pokeys and Mach4. Everything works fine. When I close Mach4 and come back to launch Mach4, I'll get a message showing Pokeys communication error. I check the communications in Pokeys software and it is working fine. In order to get communication working in Mach4, I have to power off and on the Pokeys board. Relaunch Mach4 and all the setting in Pokeys are gone. I have to reenter all info in Pokeys. Everything works fine. Close Mach4 and I have to repeat the above process.
I'm using the latest Pokeys/Mach4 plugin and Pokeys firmware. Running Windows 7 software.
Could someone please help!

Thanks,
Kerry
Re: PoKeys57CNC loses setup information for Mach4
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 09:27:31 AM »
I found another post saying that he used the Ethernet cable instead of the USB to control the Pokeys. So, I decided to try the Ethernet cable and it has be working good. No lost setup parameters so far.
I'll post back in about a week with my results.
Re: PoKeys57CNC loses setup information for Mach4
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 06:39:33 PM »
Using the Ethernet cable is still working great. No more losing data in Pokeys setup.