Hi all – after a couple of years of happy CLS-E operation I have faced precisely the same issues as above, ie “Is the plugin installed and enabled?” “No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it” etc…
After contacting Brunner directly some time ago, on their guidance I have done the following (on several occasions):
· Uninstalled/ reinstalled Xplane
· Downloaded latest Brunner software
· Made sure Xplane was not running
· Installed plugin
· Checked the “Xplane 10 Connector” folder is in the right place
· Started Xplane, then CLS software, on the runway
· (and checked the plugin is working from the top menu within Xplane, but not while trying to activate the CLS software to avoid confusing it)
…Then I checked the firewall settings (inc disabling the firewall) and entered the IP of the machine in the appropriate CLS software setup.
As this issue surfaced during my first experience with Xplane directly (I had previously been operating Xplane and FSX Steam Edition via Flyinside) I also tried reverting to FSX Steam (via Flyinside), to find the same thing.
…On both programmes it will connect to the hardware (and initialise), but not to the flight sim. In FSX it gives no reason for failure – it just goes off to restart every few seconds. FSX also has its plugin installed, BTW.
I have also been through all the “prerequisites” menu several times.
Running this on Windows 10 with a more than capable PC.