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Chaining simulations connection issue 01/08/2022 at 21:06 #147432
Louis123
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clive in post 147414 said:
Louis123 in post 147407 said:
MarkC in post 147403 said:


Try using 127.0.0.1 for the ip address
No that doesn't work as it instantly disconnects me with no attempt of even connecting
That strongly suggests that you've got a firewall running on your machine (Windows Defender?) which is blocking the relevant port.

If you open a command box (type cmd in the Windows search box) and then enter "ping 127.0.0.1", that will tell you if your networking loopback is working or not. If so, run the command "netstat -na" and look for "TCP 0.0.0.0:50505 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING"; this shows that the server is listening.
Hi mate, I don't get TCP 0.0.0.050505 however I do get other numbers instead of 50505, do I use one of those as the port number instead?

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Chaining simulations connection issue 02/08/2022 at 12:11 #147442
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Louis123 in post 147432 said:
clive in post 147414 said:

That strongly suggests that you've got a firewall running on your machine (Windows Defender?) which is blocking the relevant port.

If you open a command box (type cmd in the Windows search box) and then enter "ping 127.0.0.1", that will tell you if your networking loopback is working or not. If so, run the command "netstat -na" and look for "TCP 0.0.0.0:50505 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING"; this shows that the server is listening.
Hi mate, I don't get TCP 0.0.0.050505 however I do get other numbers instead of 50505, do I use one of those as the port number instead?
The numbers are the port numbers. But unless you opened SimSig on one of those ports, connecting to them is not going to help. You *MUST* use the number of the port you opened on the other sim. If that's not showing in the list, then something is preventing it from opening or it's being blocked upstream of the network interface.

All of which continues to suggest you've got a firewall running (perhaps as part of an anti-virus) that's causing the problem.

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Chaining simulations connection issue 02/08/2022 at 15:48 #147444
Louis123
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clive in post 147442 said:
Louis123 in post 147432 said:
clive in post 147414 said:

That strongly suggests that you've got a firewall running on your machine (Windows Defender?) which is blocking the relevant port.

If you open a command box (type cmd in the Windows search box) and then enter "ping 127.0.0.1", that will tell you if your networking loopback is working or not. If so, run the command "netstat -na" and look for "TCP 0.0.0.0:50505 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING"; this shows that the server is listening.
Hi mate, I don't get TCP 0.0.0.050505 however I do get other numbers instead of 50505, do I use one of those as the port number instead?
The numbers are the port numbers. But unless you opened SimSig on one of those ports, connecting to them is not going to help. You *MUST* use the number of the port you opened on the other sim. If that's not showing in the list, then something is preventing it from opening or it's being blocked upstream of the network interface.

All of which continues to suggest you've got a firewall running (perhaps as part of an anti-virus) that's causing the problem.
Managed to get it working, port forwarding seemed to be the issue, just applied the TCP port 50505 to it and my IP, that sorted the problem out, thank you for taking time to help me though, much appreciated.

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