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Re: How To connect XCSoar to Condor via Wifi

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:56 pm
by Kandiru
Geoff L wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Possible useful note for Troubleshooting a Virtual Serial Port connection problem.

Using a spare Ram mount on the PC desk, I’ve just fixed up my Sumsung Galaxy J5 and followed the excellent clear instructions in Condor Manual Appendix 5 for using XC Soar on the phone. It worked a treat, thanks Condor. But when I tried again 3 days later, the HW VSP gave continual error messages. After clicking the ‘Create COM’ button, the VSP status got to ‘Created’, but the LAN Status went through “Connecting…” to “Error”.

To cut a long story short, the IP address of my phone had changed. The final number when working was 37, but now it was 36. Apparently the IP of your phone doesn’t remain fixed, so if you get an Error on the LAN Status, try checking if your phone’s IP address has changed. Changing to cured the problem.
DHCP can be cruel, if you have a decent router management interface you can assign your phone a static address, we had to do this with our network printer as the household was going crazy (3 needy teenagers and wife).