To Install the new version (V2) of the FSP Server you need to download the new FSP Server Version 2.
Unzip the downloaded file. Make sure you have it “Unblocked”. Right click the zip file and select “Properties”. Push the “Unblock” button at the bottom of the properties window. When unzipped, run the .msi installer and click next a couple of times. Leave all the settings to there default.
After the installation is finished, find the “Start FSP Server V2” in the start menu and push it. You’ll get the “User Account Control” message. Choose yes because the server will only operate when running as administrator!
When the server is started a window should popup like the one below. When your simulator is running (with correctly installed FSUIPC) it will probably indicate that it has found “FSX” otherwise i should show the error as below. When you close or minimize this window it will showup in the windows notification area.
When you “right-click” the icon you get the “Status” and “Exit” menu items. Choose “Status” or double click and the server window will popup.
The “Local IP Address” and “Tcp-IP Port” are used to configure the Flightsim planner app. The middle part shows an output of a test connect to the server after it was started. If it says “Server responded OK“, the server is running correctly. The text “Not Connected” is the expected output and can be ignored. At the bottom you can see the status of FSUIPC or XPUIPC. The error shown is the error when FSUIPC is not loaded yet due to the simulator not running or FSUIPC installation problems. You can re-check this using the “Check FSUIPC” button. Normal (working) output should show the simulator type that you’ve connected to (eg “FSX”).
I have not tried Prepar3D yet but with XPlane also “FSX” is shown as connected to.
Put the IP and port found on the server window into the setting page of the FlightSim Planner app and change the “Connection Type” to “simulator V2”. Make sure the use port 81!! (not 5000!)
You can also test the server by using a browser and navigate to the following URL: http://192.168.210.51:81/v1/fsuipc/status. You need to change to IP address and port to the values found in the server status window. If you use Chrome as your browser the response should look something like this:
You can do this test on your tablet or phone as well. The output should look simular.
If this does not work from an external device which is on the same network (connected to the same wifi router), check the windows firewall settings. Make sure the Fspserver is added to the list of apps that are allowed by the firewall to accept external connections. Also check if your virus scanner might have a firewall enabled..