NI-MAX Frozen on Searching After Clicking "Devices and Interfaces"

Updated Oct 21, 2017

Issue Details

National Instruments Measurement and Automation Explorer (NI-MAX) freezes and says searching after I click "Devices and Interfaces."  How do I fix this?

Solution

1. Remove your wired network connection
2. Recconect your wired network connection
2. Close and reopen NI-MAX
3. You should now be able to properly select "Devices and Interfaces" within NI-MAX

Additional Information

If you are still running into problems, ensure that the ports listed in the document here are open.

Cause: NI-MAX may be searching for a device over your network, which is the reason that it is stuck "searching."

 

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