Midi with genius not working?

Hi. I just picked up the Genius module this week. It’s obviously quite a powerful little device, but im running into an issue. I set up a midi instrument patch on it, and have only been able to get midi to work with the computer. I have a midi device in the the box with it that is meant to control it (the Xor electronics Nerdseq with its multi-IO expander XOR Electronics Multi-IO Expander Black - Eurorack Module on ModularGrid). I tried each connection type (trs-A and both usb types) and nothing worked. I also tried connecting an arturia keystep with using the midi adapter the genius came with and still nothing. For some reason, the computer works, but nothing else.

Thank you