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  • Does Desktop Need A Internet Connection

    Hello
    I visited a prospect the other day to do a presentation of our AA application.

    I was using the Run Time.

    I couldn't fire the app up from the desktop icon without getting an internet connection.

    Is this the case now?

    Thanks you for your help. It is much appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Alex

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  • #2
    Alex, to the best of my knowledge one does not need to have an internet connection for either the Developer or the Runtime.
    Many times I run either from my notebook computer with out any internet.
    There is a setting in the preferences, Internet, Background Internet Access. This runs on startup. One can turn this off.
    Maybe someone else will have a better answer.

    Ron
    Alpha Anywhere v3.5
    Version 12.3, Build 2999
    MySql56 & DBF's

    Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

    Ron Anusiewicz

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    • #3
      Couple of questions, Alex.
      When you are back at base and your WiFi on the laptop is turned off, do you still have issues?
      Dt or RT should not depend on I/net, so with the WiFi off, can you run other none I/net dependent apps?
      See our Hybrid Option here;
      https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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      • #4
        Ron
        Thanks, I will check the preferences.
        Ted
        I've never tried. Will do and come back to you.

        Alex
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        • #5
          AA will need internet access every now & again to check the license, but apart from that I think it should run connection free.

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          • #6
            Hello Ted
            I switched the internet off.

            Restarted machine, clicked on desktop icon and got a warning about license.


            Switched the machine off.
            Reconnected to the Internet
            Application fires up as should.

            This will be an issue when demonstrating on site to larger prospects where the IT department might not give access to a connection.
            Over the years I have had a number of issues where demos I have sent out either on CD or USB sticks have not been allowed to run
            on the users workstations.

            Any way around this Alpha?

            Many thanks

            Alex
            Last edited by Lenny Forziati; 06-07-2021, 02:53 PM.
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            • #7
              Hello Ron
              Your suggestion has solved the issued.
              Thanks you for your help. It is much appreciated.

              Kind regards

              Alex
              Database Software Solutions Limited
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              • #8
                Alex, the error that you posted (which I have removed to protect private information) is a message that would only come from a much older release of Alpha Anywhere. If you update to a newer build, you will not have this issue when running with no Internet connection.

                -Lenny

                Lenny Forziati
                Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                Alpha Software Corporation

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                • #9
                  Hi Alex,
                  Don't know what your application is but it really doesn't have any functionality that involves the internet? Regardless, I use my cell phone hotspot to connect to the internet almost anywhere, mostly when I'm a passenger in a car. You might resort to that.
                  Mike W
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                  • #10
                    Hello Lenny
                    Thanks for your input and help.

                    Mike
                    Thanks for your suggestion but I travel throughout the UK doing presentations and visiting clients. I don't think hanging off my mobile is viable.
                    Ronald pointed me in the right direction and that works.

                    Thanks to both of you for your help.

                    Kind regards
                    Alex
                    Database Software Solutions Limited
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                    • #11
                      Hi Alex,
                      Glad to hear you got this worked out. I travel throughout the United States to grocery stores, many of the times into very rural areas, and I'm linked to the internet with my cell phone hotspot with rarely a problem. It's a little slower than being in the office with fiber connection but the cell hotspot connection works pretty darn well here, but maybe the cell coverage in the UK is not as robust.
                      Mike W
                      __________________________
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                      • #12
                        Mike, the coverage for 4G and 5G in the UK means we don't really need off line mobile comms nowadays.
                        I piggback my connections when out in the Motor Home (RV)
                        Saves a ton of development time.
                        See our Hybrid Option here;
                        https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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                        • #13
                          So I got up at the crack of dawn, drove 200+ miles invited into the prospects boardroom, setup my notebook and yes. when I clicked the desktop icon to launch our application, up came the License Warning dialogue message.
                          OK, they were a big company and had no problem giving me a wifi connection...but I cannot always rely on such accommodation.

                          Can someone from Alpha state one way or another that you need a web connection when using the runtime?

                          Thanks.
                          Database Software Solutions Limited
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                          • #14
                            You do NOT need an Internet connection.

                            You DO need a newer version of your runtime in order do recognize that it can run without an Internet connection.

                            Lenny Forziati
                            Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                            Alpha Software Corporation

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                            • #15
                              Lenny
                              Thanks for your fast and clear response.

                              Will upgrade immediately.

                              Many thanks



                              Alex
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