I've obtained a retro panasonic toughbook with the all-important built-in serial port. I've also now got an OBD + ADS adapter with the required connector. Having installed the ADS-only cut-down version of INPA (which loads without problems), I tried to hook this setup to my car but I can't seem to get it to work.
EDIABAS.ini is set to interface = ADS, the serial port connected is set to 03F8 IRQ4, COM port 1 with no apparent conflicts, FIFO buffers enabled with Receive and Transmit set at 8, Bits per Seconds at 9600, Data bits at 8 with no parity, 1 stop bit and no flow control.
My physical ADS interface is illuminating correctly for ADS and ignition detection, but INPA isn't seeing anything. I have tried accessing many modules with no success and varying error codes, but I think this is more to do with the hardware, ADS or Port settings, as INPA is not even sensing the battery/ignition detection.
I ran the ADSsetup.exe and command window opens then immediately closes, is this correct? I'm wondering if the driver didn't install correctly and that's why INPA can't talk to the interface?
Anyone got any idea what I've done wrong???