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Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

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  • Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

    Yes, that's correct Alpha4V2! We have been using this for many, many years. It does exactly what we need it to do in a very efficient manner. I have tried in the past and cannot get our users to switch to a more recent version...they are very good at that V2 and see no need for change. I have managed to keep it running through all our operating systems since Windows 95/98. We are currently running the software on Windows XP. However, I just installed wireless in their lab and now I cannot get past a LAN Adaptor Error.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks bunches,

  • #2
    Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

    Is there an error message that is a little more descriptive than "LAN Adaptor Error"?


    • #3
      Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

      I vaguely remember this error coming up as an indication of a licensing issue.

      Is this error on all machines, or just a new one that you have installed a4v2 on?

      Edit: Jan, you'll find some answers in the alpha 4 forums. The other products forum is for non A4/A5 products. We won't mention them here.....
      Last edited by Al Buchholz; 09-20-2007, 05:22 PM. Reason: Noticed the forum as Other Products.
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      • #4
        Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

        Thanks for your reply - it is on all my old A4 machines with the new wireless adaptors.


        • #5
          Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

          The message reads:

          "LAN error: Adaptor malfunction. Please reboot."
          "Continue Retry Abort to dos"

          We have seen this error in the past on wired machines and have sometimes been able to hit "Continue" and get into the program anyway. Other times we ended up changing machines and nics, but never understood why it worked on one and not another. The various machines we're using right now (IBM's) with WinXP work well with the A4V2 until we connect them wirelessly and then we get the above error (non A4 programs though continue to work well).

          Thanks again,


          • #6
            Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

            An added note to my problem above -

            We are networked and running multi-user with our program and data on shares on a Windows 2003 Server.


            • #7
              Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

              First, I think you should proceed with caution and keep plenty of backups of your data as XP will corrupt your files.

              Then you should see this post

              I was able to get around this on a machine I was using for lookup only no data entry, by following the advice about rem out the seciton in the autoexec.nt file.


              • #8
                Re: Alpha4V2 - LAN Error

                Thanks, that link was very informative. Also, I came up with another solution that is working well so far...a virtual machine! I'd never done one before, but a co-worker showed me how and we've been very happy with the results - just a few more tweaks and I think our A4V2 problems will be a thing of the past!