Newly loaded Windows 10 not connecting with Flex 6500

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My Windows 7 crashed. A teck guy said the hard drive had re-formatted and nothing could be read or recovered. He reloaded Windows 10. I downloaded the current v 1.10.1 and now DAX and SMARTSDR say "Radio Not Connected"  My 6500 loads up fast.  Just not communicating with Dell Inspiron.    Any suggestions and fixes appreciated: N5LN
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Lee - N5LN

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Jim Gilliam

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Have you tried connecting to your router to verify the drivers for your Ethernet card is working?
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Kevin

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As this is a new installation on a new OS load I would start by checking the Windows firewall. Make sure inbound and outbound connections are permitted on the network your radio is hooked to. If your computer is not on the Internet a quick check is to disable the firewall.

Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Allowed apps

I permit all the Flex stuff on both the private and public side.

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Hi Kevin,
Thanks for your advice.  When the Windows 10 was installed, the computer tech also installed AVAST Virus software.   AVAST assumed the Firewall duties and sure enough, all FLEX programs were blocked.   I unblocked them and now all is well.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. 
PS:  I've been a Ham a long time.  I can fix my old KWM-2A.  I'm real handy with tubes.  I'm about as out of date as possible when it comes to logic and computers. 
73's, OM
Lee,   N5LN
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Real glad that worked Oscar and I know where you're coming from. The first computer I worked on was a Sperry Univac 9200 and I still don't know why we got away from paper tape.

I wouldn't have known to check the firewall if it weren't for someone helping me through the same problem.

Enjoy!

Kev, K4VD
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>Real glad that worked Oscar and I know where you're coming from.
>The first computer I worked on was a Sperry Univac 9200 and I still
>don't know why we got away from paper tape.

Wait!

You used paper tape, and you don't know why we got away from it?

Paper tape was evil.

Peter
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Kevin

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You could tape a broken paper tape spool back together. You could even edit the tape by reading the code on it and cutting out the offending piece.

Then there was all the paper chaff and dust to clean out of all the other equipment in the radio room. Oh, and the paper cuts that almost required stitches when the reader pulled the tape through your fingers. And then don't get me started on Hollerith row punches or tach rods in multi-head drives during an emergency retract.

Computers used to be dangerous! Ya, you're right. Paper tape was evil.

Kev
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Dave

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Did you ever use Drum memory?
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Absolutely. On an IBM 360/75 when I was in school. Fast as hell, but super low capacity.

Unlike paper tape which was slow as hell, and super low capacity.

I liked punch cards. Handy for running small jobs. I miss them for note taking. I was thinking of having so,e printed just for nostalgia purposes.

Peter
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I worked on the Bunker Ramo (Trident?) style multi-platter drives. I mentioned "tach rods" above because of an incident I once had when aligning the heads of one of these drives. The OPS guy crashed the heads on a disk and then, just in case the screeching was coming from the disk and not the heads proceeded to try two other disks. It was a mess. Then to add injury to insult, I'm following along step by step to align the new heads I just installed. Well step by missed-step. I pushed the head block out onto the platter and, because I forgot to remove power to the voice coil, it did an immediate emergency retract. Not only did it rip off a chunk of finger but it shot the voice coil tach rod out the center of the unit, between my legs as I was bent over the unit and through the back of a cabinet which was part of the Honeywell main frame.

It was not my best day. Fortunately though, it was not my last day. I think I was promoted to a supervisor shortly after that just to keep me from hurting myself. Or others.

The good ole days.

Kev
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Some people miss the good old days. Me, I do not. Sorry, but give me my Dell OPTIPLEX 3 GHz dual quad with 4 gigabytes of memory hihi
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Anyone remember programming with patch panels?
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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OK. No. Definitely before my time. Were you limited to some number of steps. Equal to the number of panels?. Or, how did it work?

K1PGV

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