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Old 03 March 2003   #1
new box before I buy maya

from what i understand of the licensing I should buy a new fast machine before I get maya since - it will cost to transfer the license to another machine is this true.

my machine is crap but want to get maya bad what to do...
 
Old 03 March 2003   #2
The License is locked to your Ethernet card (your network card). So.. you can change your machine as much as you want.. you just need to take your network card with you and install it on your new machine.
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Old 03 March 2003   #3
I dont know. well it depends.
whenever i am off of my network my ethernet address is allways either all "0" or all "f" so I dont think that it matters if you are working idependatly without a network connection. I dont know though.


hey and when did you get interested in Maya anyways
 
Old 03 March 2003   #4
have used lightwave on a mac since january and have good results but I see the limitations and want to take my work further - but its expensive, must buy hard and soft - double ouch
 
Old 03 March 2003   #5
Quote: Originally posted by Maya Ayanami
I dont know. well it depends.
whenever i am off of my network my ethernet address is allways either all "0" or all "f" so I dont think that it matters if you are working idependatly without a network connection. I dont know though.


Well it's not dependent if you're connected to a network or the internet. You just need your network card installed and the standard drivers have to run.

It's not locked to the IP it's a different internal Number which happens to be unique on every network card. So basically your network Card is "misused" as a dongle.
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Old 03 March 2003   #6
then why when I was conected to my notwork and started maya I got the no suitible lisense error.
then whenever I unpluged wored perfectly fine.
I even used the lmtools ap. and the ethernet changed. when i was on and off
 
Old 03 March 2003   #7
Quote: Originally posted by danylyon
It's not locked to the IP it's a different internal Number which happens to be unique on every network card.


Short for Media Access Control address, a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. In IEEE 802 networks, the Data Link Control (DLC) layer of the OSI Reference Model is divided into two sublayers: the Logical Link Control (LLC) layer and the Media Access Control (MAC) layer. The MAC layer interfaces directly with the network media. Consequently, each different type of network media requires a different MAC layer.
On networks that do not conform to the IEEE 802 standards but do conform to the OSI Reference Model, the node address is called the Data Link Control (DLC) address.
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Old 03 March 2003   #8
Yeah Maya uses your network card's MAC address for licensing, and it' really, really easy to change a network card's MAC address, especially with Windows. You shouldn't need to worry about using your old netwrok card in your new machine,
 
Old 03 March 2003   #9
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Old 03 March 2003   #10
hu. how do you change that.
i am not experienced with this kind of computer stuff.
 
Old 03 March 2003   #11
The Mac adress is a twelve digit Hexadecimal number, so each digit runs from 0-F.There's an option in the network card's hardware settings to set the MAC adress to whatever you want. It only changes the MAC adress at the software level, but it should be good enough for Maya's licensing, I did this with an older version of Maya. It's kind of like using the Softquadro mod to change the ID of your video card, except this is not a hack, and most if not all netwrok adapters will allow you to edit the MAC adress. There's a few different ways you can change the MAC adress in Windows, read about it here:

http://www.klcconsulting.net/Change_MAC_w2k.htm

You can use the software they offer to do it if you want, or just follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. This should work for any software that uses a FlexLM type license management system that's tied to your network adapters MAC address.

BTW, if you get a "No suitable license error" only while logged on to the net, it could be that your ISP is assigning a new temporary MAC address when you log on through Cable or DSL over ethernet. I've read somewhere that some ISP's do this. The solution is to install another network adapter and change it's MAC to the one for your license, and set the network adapter that connects you to the net to something else.

Last edited by MCronin : 03 March 2003 at 11:18 PM.
 
Old 03 March 2003   #12
I should add, before anyone gets any bright ideas; No you cannot use this trick to run the same license on multiple machines on the same network. The computers have to be named identically as well, and I'm pretty sure you can't have that on a LAN.
 
Old 03 March 2003   #13
Quote: I should add, before anyone gets any bright ideas; No you cannot use this trick to run the same license on multiple machines on the same network. The computers have to be named identically as well, and I'm pretty sure you can't have that on a LAN.


That assumes the computer ARE networked.... it probably would work if the computers aren't networked together. I don't own Maya so I'm surprised to learn they don't have a dongle controlled licence. As much as I think my Lightwave dongle is a pain in the ass, I can see why Newtek uses hardware keys in their products.
 
Old 03 March 2003   #14
Quote: Originally posted by gabe28
That assumes the computer ARE networked.... it probably would work if the computers aren't networked together. I don't own Maya so I'm surprised to learn they don't have a dongle controlled licence. As much as I think my Lightwave dongle is a pain in the ass, I can see why Newtek uses hardware keys in their products.


Yeah it should work if the computers aren't networked, say you want to put Maya on your laptop or something. The thing about Flex LM vs. dongles is that Flex LM, according to GTS themselves, is not intended to be used as an anti-piracy measure like a dongle. It's just supposed to be a lcense management system.
 
Old 03 March 2003   #15
i just want to say something to the guy who started this thread(sorry but I forgot your name) that if all of this stuff these other smart guys are saying doesn't work(not likely?) you could always just just tell A|W your proplem and they might give you a new license well maybe and maybe not and maybe not.
I dont know. that would really suck if you had to buy an all new licencse.

and my ethernet wasnt changeing when my computer was on the internet. it is wierd. i played around with this for a few minutes before I got board I walked away.
well, what I did was I started Maya(no problems.) then I plugged the network cable in then started maya and ERROR. then I depluged me comp. and started maya and no error.
well I am pretty sure that this is how it went.
is this possible.
maybe.
anyways isn't that floating license allow you to put maya on multiple computers.
 
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