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<li><a href="#signals">Wiring Signals</a>
<li><a href="#diagnostics">C/MRI Diagnostics</a>
+ <li><a href="#sim">Running JMRI when disconnected from your C/MRI system</a>
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box of the dialog.
+ <dt class=left><a name=sim><H3>Running JMRI when disconnected from your C/MRI system</H3></a></dt>
+ JMRI continually polls the C/MRI hardware for status changes.
+ If one or more C/MRI nodes are not responding, eventually their inputs (Sensors)
+ are set to the UNKNOWN state to indicate that JMRI has lost contact with
+ those devices on the layout.
+ Although this is the right thing to do when you're really connected to the
+ hardware and trying to operate the layout, it can get in the way if you're
+ running JMRI without your layout connection.
+ You might want to do this, for example, to work on your panels while
+ away from the layout, or while the layout needs to be powered off for some reason.
+ To accomodate using JMRI without an active layout connection,
+ in the JMRI 2.3.2 release a "C/MRI Simulator" connection was made available
+ in the preferences.
+ <i>Please note that this is only meant for users who already have a working
+ C/MRI connection already configured. Please do not try to
+ use the C/MRI simulator before configuring a valid connection to C/MRI hardware,
+ as it will not work.</i>
+ Once you have your C/MRI connection configured, when your hardware is
+ not available you can just go to the JMRI preferences, select "C/MRI Simulator",
+ save preferences, quit and restart. Don't change any other settings!
+ When the C/MRI hardware is again available, go the JMRI preferences,
+ select "C/MRI Serial", save preferences, quit and restart.