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I hate the thing-only have one. Invariably if I use it
at home or the office, I will leave it there at the end
of the day and then need it when I am at the other place
, usually at a most inconvenient time.  Fortunately I
live within 15 minutes walking time of my office.
Gary

On 4 Oct 2005 at 15:07, Jordan Truesdell, PE wrote:

> Interesting you should mention that. I have a laptop with for my
> primary computer, so the dongle is just one more thing I have to carry
> around. I wasn't too pleased that the USB version of the RAM Advanse
> dongle is an extra $20 or $25 (2 grand and you need an extra $25 for a
> USB when the parallel version is free?). I couldn't use the parallel
> version, as my laptop does not have a parallel port on it. To top it
> off, the cap that protects the USB contacts is a bit too tight, and
> the last time I used it the metal shield stayed in the cap, and I got
> a usb key with exposed contacts! Luckily, the shield is just that -
> there is already a ground contact on the key pinout. A little work
> with a pair of pliers freed the shield and I got it reinstalled.
> Still, it's an annoyance that I would rather not have to endure. I
> have Advanse only because I know the software, and feel that the
> cost/power ratio on it is pretty high for my usage.
> 
> (To those from RAM who read this list: don't bother calling me. I will
> continue to whine and complain about the dongles at every chance I
> get. I don't like the dongles and I know that you don't like to hear
> me whine about them in public. I'll let you work on the solution to
> that dilemma.)
> 
> Jordan
> 
> Yi Yang wrote: 
>     I don't like the dongle idea neither, but, the USB ones I have for
>     RAM Advanse and RAM Concept doesn't bother me at all.  The old
>     dongle devices that plug into your parallel or serial ports are
>     the ones that are really annoying.  The USB dongles are pretty
>     small, and USB hubs are a dime a dozen these days.  I got a Dell
>     20" LCD which has a four-port USB hub built-in, so I just leave my
>     RAM keys in there on the back of the monitor, and never notice
>     it's there.  Actually, the hardware locks make installing multiple
>     copies of the software pretty easy (RAM allows that).  I can
>     easily install the software on multiple computers and just
>     plug/unplug the USB lock, and not having to worry about transfer
>     the license via software, which can be a pain.
> 
> 
>     Y i   Y a n g,   S. E.        
>     STRUCTURAL DIVISION
>     SUMMIT ENGINEERING INC.
>     707.527.0775.x162
>     Santa Rosa, California 
> 
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Paul Ransom [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org] 
>     Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 6:33 AM
>     To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>     Subject: Re: Dongles
> 
> 
>     From: "Dennis S. Wish, PE" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
> 
> 
> 
>     On the other hand, I have a problem with the USB dongle from
>     RisaTech - but I can't complain since I have yet to call them to
>     resolve the conflict. As I recall, the dongle requires too much
>     power and I receive an error that I have exceeded the capacity of
>     the USB port. Even if I plug into another free port I get the same
>     error message.
> 
> 
>     There is an issue with USB and power levels. Some devices run off
>     the available power on the USB lines (e.g. dongles, memory).
>     Others require external power (e.g. printers). If the USB port is
>     not adequately supplied, there may not be enough for your device
>     (dongle). This can be a problem with external multi-port hubs,
>     especially if the hub does not have an additional power supply.
>     Multiple USB items on the same link may reduce the available power
>     to supply all devices on the link.
> 
>     USB memory is the same. I have found problems with memory over
>     256MB on low power ports.
> 
>     I have not had a problem with RISA's USB dongle.
> 
>     --
>     R. Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
>     Civil/Structural/Project/International
>     Burlington, Ontario, Canada
>     <mailto:ado26(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>
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