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  • Peer to peer network problem

    I've set up a peer to peer network between my notebook computer and my desktop computer using my desktop computer as the server. Both computers are set up identically. I'm using Windows 98SE and TCP/IP with NetBios as the protocal. The network appears to be working fine.

    I'm running Alpha 4v6 Runtime with an unlimited license on both machines. I have a shortcut on each machine that points to the shared folder containing the a4v6rt.net file and the shared folder containing the data files for the
    application.

    I can log on with the notebook and everything runs fine. It's running in shared mode, the data files and the A4V6RT.NET file path's are correct and the licensed users is 9999.

    My problem is that the desktop will only log on in exclusive mode, the network type is called Other and the licensed users is 0. The path is correct and the A4V6.NET path is correct.

    I've tried going into the system defaults and setting the network for shared, but the settings don't take.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Thanks,

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

    Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

    Ron Anusiewicz

  • #2
    RE: Peer to peer network problem

    Ron,
    If I remember correctly from some years ago, I had a similar problem that was solved when I selected NetBeui as the protocol and checked the block under the advanced tab making it the default protocol.
    Joe

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    • #3
      RE: Peer to peer network problem

      Ron: Do you have the A4v6 Runtime manual?

      It appears that the runtime program should be installed in ALL stations, peer to peer and each started from the runtime program directory on its local drive, pointing to the application data directory. Is that how you are set up, or are you trying to 'hook' a full version into the group?

      Are you using the A4V6RT.BAT or the ALPHART.EXE? Have you tried the '/2' command line switch in the batch to force multi-user?

      Just some thoughts.

      Ken

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      • #4
        RE: Peer to peer network problem

        I tried NetBeui and it didn't make any difference.

        Thank You Joe.
        Alpha Anywhere v3.5
        Version 12.3, Build 2999
        MySql56 & DBF's

        Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

        Ron Anusiewicz

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        • #5
          RE: Peer to peer network problem

          Ken,

          I have a separate version of the runtime on each computer and I'm not trying to run a full version with the runtime.

          I'm using the A4V6RT.bat to start each program. Everything is the same on both computers. The notebook works, the desktop doesn't.

          I'm going to try the '/2' switch.

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

          Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

          Ron Anusiewicz

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          • #6
            RE: Peer to peer network problem

            I tried the '/2' switch and it had no effect.

            I tried using ALPHART.EXE and it made no difference.

            I think I'll try running the programs with the data and shared files on the notebook and see what happens.

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

            Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

            Ron Anusiewicz

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            • #7
              RE: Peer to peer network problem

              Ron:

              In one post you said '.....The path is correct and the A4V6.NET path is correct...? Don't we need a4v6rt.net? Or.... was that a typo. Maybe the 'server's' start bat isn't pointing to the proper net file.

              Just a thought, but it has to be something dumb - I've been there -- done that - we all have.

              Ken

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              • #8
                RE: Peer to peer network problem

                Been a while since I played with this but try copying the a4v6rt.net file to the directory where arv6rt resides. I believe we put it on each local machine and not on the server although I seem to remember that you could also put it in a shared directory on the server.
                Do you have a share on the directory where a4v6rt resides. If not you need to put a share on it. To do this right click on network neighborhood (win 98) and in properties check microsoft file and print sharing. Then you'll be able to right click on the folder with a4v6rt.net and apply a share to it.

                Hope this helps
                Russ

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                • #9
                  RE: Peer to peer network problem

                  Oops didn't read fully, you say you have a share on the folder. disregard the last part.

                  Russ

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                  • #10
                    RE: Peer to peer network problem

                    I think I found the problem.

                    It appears that I have a hardware interrupt conflict between the network card and my IEE 1694 card. I didn't notice this before.

                    The network card cannot share an interrupt.

                    Once I resolve this problem, Alpha may then work properly.

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

                    Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

                    Ron Anusiewicz

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                    • #11
                      RE: Peer to peer network problem

                      Ron...

                      It seems it's always something, isn't it.

                      Alpha and [hardware] On!

                      Ken

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