AKD Basic Console Connection Issue
If the Console in the Basic programming screen in Workbench will not connect, try rebooting the AKD drive and rebooting the PC. Also reboot any router or other networking devices that are used between the PC and the drive.
The Console should be automatically connected when Workbench is online with an AKD Basic drive. If it does not automatically connect, it is likely that the ports used for the Console are being blocked by one of the devices on the network, such as a router or firewall. Once the ports are blocked and unblocked, the AKD drive should be rebooted to reset the connection.