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Can't access Serial Data
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Post 1 made on Monday October 30, 2023 at 12:25
icarusd
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Hello All,

I've been running my system using an Ipad and a MRX-2. I wanted to add a MX 780 to the system, but when I go to program the devices, I can't get the serial option (as well as the IP option) when I get to the database programming. I can only access IR data. Did I do something wrong when I added the MX-780, did I miss a step, or is this part of the new URC protocols and I can only have serial data to maintain what I already had?

Thanks as usual.

Derek
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Post 2 made on Monday October 30, 2023 at 12:33
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the serial option with the mrx2, only works with network interfaces. the mx780 is RF and IR only.So you'll only find the option when using an MX5000, MX6000, android/ios app, or the KP4000.

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OP | Post 3 made on Monday October 30, 2023 at 13:16
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Okay, that makes sense. Thank you very much.

-Derek
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OP | Post 4 made on Monday October 30, 2023 at 19:47
icarusd
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One more thing, will probably order a MX-5000 (so expensive though), I won't need any sort of other authentication/certification like I needed for the IPad will I? Just thought I'd make sure before I ordered.
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Post 5 made on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 10:43
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On October 30, 2023 at 19:47, icarusd said...
One more thing, will probably order a MX-5000 (so expensive though), I won't need any sort of other authentication/certification like I needed for the IPad will I? Just thought I'd make sure before I ordered.

No.
But you might have issues actually connecting to the remote. That is an old remote that used WMC to connect to a Windows machine. Since that piece of software was discontinued with older versions of Windows, Microsoft doesn't officially support it on W8 and above.
There are very lengthy threads here on this forum board, describing all the workarounds you are going to have to do. And a bit of luck.
OP | Post 6 made on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 10:55
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Thank you Brad. I'm running a pretty old version of Windows on that laptop, so I might just get lucky here.

Could you recommend a appropriate search term to get to those threads?

Thx

-Derek
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Post 7 made on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 13:02
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Just do a search for the MX-5000 or MX-6000, that should bring up a list with several threads focusing on the connectivity issues.
Use search option #3 in the list of searches on this forum.
OP | Post 8 made on Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 20:44
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Yeah, you're right. Got really excited about this when I programmed it (it's set up almost perfect to my needs), but I'm struggling to download this into the remote, can't even get the remote to pair with my wifi. Maybe I suck at search engines, but I'm not finding what I need in the threads. Oh well, might go back to my MSC 400 and a MX-780.

Appreciate all the help though.
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Post 9 made on Wednesday November 1, 2023 at 15:19
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try creating a 2.4GHz ssid to connect to. if you have a combined 2.4/5GHz ssid, it probably doesn't like that.

here's troubleshooting instructions to get the USB connected.
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