I am trying to get my new 6600 working with WSJT-X RX works CAT does't

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I am setting up wsjt-x with my new 6600. Not clear what to put in the box for network. latest SRD and SRD CAT software. I have put in the Radio as Flex 6xxx and tried a number of Network Servers names. I have set up a com port and also set up a TCP port 60001 as discussed in some of the community postings. Tried the Kenwood 2000 Rig to no avail. The receive side of WSJT-X is working fine and decoding. Using Slice A. In the wsjt-x settings when i Test CAT is turns Red and get a message Rig Failure Hamlib error: Protocol error while opening connection to rig 
Or Hamlib error: Invalid configuration while opening connection to rigRig. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. The inputs in the community seem to be different for different radios and different software versions. Maybe I missed something in the documentation. WSJT-X ver 1.8.0 K1JT . Has been working great with my FT1000MP MarkV. Flex 6600 also works will with HRD. 

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WSJT-X 1.80 release version on their site does not have an updated Hamlib library in it to support the new models of Flex radios (6400/6600). I have contacted the Hamlib developers and their current version of Hamlib is now updated.

I am in contact with the WSJT-X development team to have them update the Hamlib library in the official version on their site.

I have compiled Hamlib and WSJT-X with the changes. This is the same current version of WSJT-X (1.80) but includes the updated Hamlib to support the 6400/6600 radios.

Here is a link to download it from my Dropbox. 

Just unzip, then install. You do not have to uninstall the 1.80 version you already installed.

As per previous instructions you need to create a TCP CAT port (which you did) and then choose Flex 6xxx for radio type and enter the IP (5004 is the TCP port I created, substitute the port number for whatever you created.

Dave wo2x