I hope you can help me: my Variax 700 is not recognized in any way by neither the x3live, hd500 or workbench.
I just got this Variax 700 second hand, from a dude who was using it with a hd500, I went ahead and plugged it in my x3live with a ethernet cable (non crossover, used to connect to the house router) and nothing happened. Connected to a HD500, same story, nothing happened.
Here's the tests I've done:
1. Connect guitar with regular guitar audio cable to the pedalboard (with battery in): works and plays
2. Connect guitar to x3/pod hd500 via ethernet cable, set inputs for the patch to "VARIAX": no sounds, pod does not show any messages that anything is connected
3. Connect guitar to pod hd500 via ethernet cable, connect pod with usb cable to laptop, run workbench HD: no instrument connected
4. Connect guitar to pod hd500 via ethernet cable, connect pod with usb cable to laptop, run workbench 1.75: no instrument connected
Am I missing something?
I tried with two different ethernet cables, but no luck.
I'm starting to think the guitar ethernet/vdi connection is faulty. Any other test I could try?