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What is a LAN ID?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Kurtus, Oct 27, 2003.

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  1. Kurtus

    Kurtus Thread Starter

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    Hi People,

    I am purchasing new software that requires them to generate a license key using my LAN ID for each of the two computers it will be installed on.

    The problem is I have no idea what they a LAN ID is. They explain it is a set of numbers that usually comes out when you install the first CD?

    Well, that did not explain much to me. I have searched the internet and still not found what these LAN ID number are.

    Any idea's?? ... please help

    Thanks All
    Kurtus
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The only thing that springs to mind is the MAC address of NIC. It's the only thing that would be suitable for generating a license key. It would help a lot if you specified more details, and exactly what they say about the "LAN ID". My guess is somewhere they'll actually tell you what it is, probably the MAC address.
     
  3. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    Does it give you a unique ID after you installed the software? Kinda like the way M$ has a unique ID after you install Windoze.
     
  4. Kurtus

    Kurtus Thread Starter

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    You were right ... I contacted the Support Center of the software again ... and they said the LAN ID number will appear once I goto install the software.

    At that time, I am to call them with the LAN ID number the software kicks out at installation time. They will then supply me with the Key Code.

    I Wish companies would not send there Tech Service Support Centers oversea's. Might be a little easier to communicate with more clarity.

    Thanks for everything
    Kurtus
     
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