Parallel vs USB Dongles
Thread poster: ESP-MA
ESP-MA
Germany
Local time: 12:40
German to Spanish
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Mar 12, 2007

Hello,

I have a problem with Parallel Dongles; sometimes they forget license information included in the Dongles.

Does anyone know if this also happens with the USB Dongles??

Thank you in advance.

Regadrs,

Guadalupe


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franksf
Chinese to English
Problem w/ USB Dongles Mar 12, 2007

Hello.
They can be accidently disabled if another USB device like a small U-disk is used concurrently.

I thought nowadays a lot of programs require online activation for that one PC only and the dongles are used less often.


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gmendoza  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:40
German to Spanish
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parallel dongles Mar 14, 2007

franksf wrote:

I thought nowadays a lot of programs require online activation for that one PC only and the dongles are used less often.

This is true with the newer versions of Trados; this also means, however, that you can run Trados Freelance only on one computer if you have a small network. So for us the dongled version is more advantageous - as the team edition is quite a lot more expensive and offers only a few features more which we do not absolutely need.

Anyway, it is very annoying that the parallel dongles seem to forget their license information time and time again, that's why I was wondering if this also happens with the USB dongles.

Any experience anyone?

Best,

Guadalupe


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Dongle 'forgetting' info? Mar 14, 2007

Hi Guadalupe,

Anyway, it is very annoying that the parallel dongles seem to forget their license information time and time again, that's why I was wondering if this also happens with the USB dongles.

I have been using Trados dongles (first parallel, then USB) since the mid-1990s (Workbench 2.0...) - I never had a dongle forget information. If the dongle is physically damaged, it will lose the information, but it won't return. Could it be that you have a driver issue, where the system sometimes fails to properly recognise the dongle?

Best regards,
Ralf


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