Using V1.6.0 and with MSFS 2020 up and running, when I try to publish to any of three options, "To FS2020", "To FS2020 for VR" or "External Panel", I get an immediate error beep. Only does "External Panel" indicate the problem. I get ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED for webpage http://localhost:8081/content/index2.html . See attached picture. I made extensive attempts to resolve the problem.
SimEFBManage.exe indicated port 8081 was ok. I tried changing to 8082 but no help.
Here are the steps that I tried. 1) I opened Windows Defender Firewall Port 8081 using this procedure: windowsloop.com/open-port-windows-firewall/ 2) I opened port 8081 on my Netgear Router using steps for this weblink: portforward.com/netgear/nighthawk-r7000p/ 3) I preformed all the steps in this YouTube troubleshooting video "How to Fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED In Chrome (Windows 10/8.1/7)" including temporarily shutting down my entire Windows Firewall. No Luck.
I don't think it is my virus software or router port blocking problem.
Please help. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in Advance, James
Last Edit: May 22, 2021 10:44:17 GMT by jgklopfe: Need to add more files
If the program is running then http://localhost:8081/content/index2.html should product content. The video you show is about clear the DNS cache, and other things about external web page access, but this is asking for a page on the "localhost" which is your computer thus quite irrelevant I guess you tried a reboot Does it work if firewall is turned OFF.
P.S. has nothing do with the router since its a program running on same PC.
*I've tried rebooting multiple times and have done multiple reinstalls, nothing works. I've invested over 6 hours troubleshooting. *I've shutoff WebRoot and totally disabled my Windows Defender Firewall but not help *Looks like each install is creating new folder locations in my Local AppData folder, I added some pics to original post but can't enter any more. I also noticed some folders were created in Roaming Folder but are empty. Several files are show up in Local, Temp Folder like "mat-debug-20916.log" but are 0 kbytes. *I see panels in FS2020 but when I hover over "S" and see reload, reload does nothing *I tried creating my own flight plan, I was able to grab pictures, make roving maps and doing everything. Problem is when I try to publish, no files are created. I found a new category folder but nothing save in it. I do see same pictures I entered for Deparature and Arrival Airports when I try to create a new flight plan. The actual Flight Plan is empty. *Do you have email address where I can send more pics and files. *Should I delete everything in my Local Temp Folder, and also delete anything dealing with SimEFB (all folders and files) in my Local, Roaming App Folders and try install again. *Perhaps we could discuss via Skype or Zoom, I've done all kinds of internet searches trying to find reasonable solution but nothing works. Thanks
Fyi, I tried creating flight plan again, I saw that some files did save in Documents folder in flight-plans folders but nothing is display on panels in FS2020, I'm having same problem as reference in this post simefb.freeforums.net/post/68/thread . When I click reload under "S", nothing happens. I still get "http://localhost:8081/content/index1.html" ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED when trying to Publish External Panel> What is causing Chrome webpage to report "http://localhost:8081/content/index1.html" ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED?
Sam, I finally got it installed and working properly.
Here is what I did.
1) I uninstalled the SimEFBmanager using the windows uninstall program. I then removed all traces of anything (folders and files) dealing with SimEFBmanager from my APPData folders. This included stuff from both Local and Roaming Folders. I also deleted all Local\TEMP files created in last 2 days. 2) I disconnected all peripherals accept a wireless USB mouse and keyboard and used only 1 monitor instead of three monitors. I also disconnected my Oculus Quest 2 connected via the USB Link cable. 3) I logged into my Windows PC using a local account instead of my Microsoft account 4) Prior to running the install. From the Microsoft Security settings, I shutdown Malware Bytes, Microsoft Virus and Threat Protection including (Real-time protection, Cloud-delivered protection, Automatic sample submission, and Tamper Protection). I also shutdown Firewall & network protections including (domain network and private network) 5) I moved the install program to the root C drive folder and ran the Command Prompt using administrator mode and ran this command line from the C:\ prompt. C:\simEFBinstall.msi
These steps were very similar to what I did to finally get my Oculus Link software installed on a different Windows 10 computer a couple of months ago as I spent over 2 months and probably 50 install attempts to get the "OculusSertup.exe" program to install on a pc so I could use my Oculus Quest 2 with the USB Link cable. T
For the Oculus install problem, multiple times, I had tried all the steps above except for number 2. Failure was always the same with the same data in the install log files. I traded several posts with Oculus support and they couldn't figure out the problem. Finally, I found an obscure Reddit post from someone who said they thought their Oculus install problem was resolved by disconnecting all peripherals accept for one monitor and just keyboard and mouse. I thought that sounded crazy and weird but I tried it and it worked.
The install log files during the Oculus installation indicated the install failed because of a folder access failure to AppData/Local folders. It seemed strange, simEFBmanager was seemingly denied access as well.
After getting simEFBmanager successfully installed and working by doing the all steps above, I was able reconnect all 3 monitors, reactivate Malware Bytes, Windows Firewall, etc and everything still works.
I think there maybe something goofy with Microsoft Net Framework that occurs during the installation that permanently causes some access problems to certain folders. Seems strange that extra monitors or peripherals connected or in combination with Microsoft account login vs local account could be the problem. Don't have the time or any more patience to try isolating the problem. I don't know the precise cause of the problem but I am now happy that it is working.