FT8 Flex6500 configuration - not connecting to rig

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When starting up FT8 I get an error message "Rig control error, do you want to reconfigure the radio interface?"       "Hamlib error: IO while opening connection to rig"

Apparently not connecting to radio which works fine with FLDIGI, DX Labs Suite

I could use a tutorial but couldn't find one.

Here are my FT8 settings that I think are the issue somewhere.

Config RADIO tab
Rig: FlexRadio 6xxx
Network Server: blank [tried]
Mode: None [will use DIGU]
Split Operation: Rig

Input: DAX Audio RX1
Output: DAX Audio TX

Slice DAX set to channel 1, matches DAX Control Slice A which is on/streaming

DAX Control TX on/streaming

Network server - I did read in another post somewhere not to use the radio IP ( but to use which did not work either. Default seems to be to leave this blank.

This looks to be simple, but...

Any help would be appreciated..

Flex6500, Win 10 Creator's ed, - latest updates, SmartSDR v1.10.16, rig working fine otherwise.
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If you using DXLabs Commander, set your "RIG"  to that.

Here is a link on it  http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/WSJT-X_Flex6000