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  • PCANYWHERE

    I am currently using pcanywhere v8 to work on remote site for clients. This seems a slow system through the modem. does anyone else use another faster package

    BOB SULLIVAN

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    RE: PCANYWHERE

    Bob - I use PCAnywhere also to support 6 different locations. What I do after I log on is upload from theirs to mine *.dbf and *.fpt. Then I compact the database on mine to rebuild the indexes, make changes, and then download the entire database back to the client. This works very well for me, but my largest database is only about 10 megabytes or so - on a larger database I would have to come up with a better routine on the download.
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
    972 524 8714
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      RE: PCANYWHERE

      PS: if you and the client both have cable modem, Ira Perlow said its almost like being there - connecting via the internet.
      Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
      972 524 8714
      [email protected]

      ____________________
      "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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      • #4
        RE: PCANYWHERE

        The data base I troubleshoot for clients are typically over 200 megs. If the client has fast internet capability that would help,however, its still not available in many areas. Thank you for your response

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        • #5
          RE: PCANYWHERE

          Robert,

          I think that is about as fast as you are going to get without upgrading from modem to something else like ISDN, DSL, or Cable. ISDN rates can be good if you can get Centrex ISDN which incurs no per minute charge. DSL has maximum range at about 36,000 feet (IDSL) from CO, but your cost is high if you are not within 17,000 feet of CO

          I do know of something faster but requires a large purchase. Citrix, which is basically NT server with true multi-user connectivity. However, it is quite expensive at about $5,000 last I installed it.

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          • #6
            RE: PCANYWHERE

            Thank you for your response. I use citrix at my site and I will look into installing on remote sites. In the past I have had problems with citrix through modems but I will look into again

            Bob Sullivan

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            • #7
              RE: PCANYWHERE

              Bob,
              We ran into a similar problem. PC anywhere is just too slow, and somewhat unreliable. To service remote sites, we purchaced a CITRIX server which maintains the application and all IO locally and gives remote users a "terminal" view of what is going on. As our users are active all day, it is difficult for me, as the administrator, to fix anything that needs fixing. Doing modifications to tables or sets can be a major process, and we found that PCAnywhere just dropped the ball. Citrix doesn't. We have four remote site as well as roaming laptop users. As long as your dial-up security is fairly sound, there is no real issue of unwanted users backing in through Citrix. Citrix is a customized NT type server which only allows users that are registered in. Each user gets their own workspace on the server. The more resources available, the better it works.

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              • #8
                RE: PCANYWHERE

                I used a program some time ago called "Close Up" It was much more faster than PCAnywhere, and used much less memory on the host machine. I've long since lost my disks, and so due to procrastination I put up with PCAW!

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