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I connect to a network through the LAN or Wireless adapter. When I change the connection from LAN to wireless or vice versa, I get the message about the invalid license file, and MagicDraw closes. What should I do?

MagicDraw licenses are locked to a particular computer using the network adapter’s MAC address. MagicDraw locks itself to the first MAC address in the list. On a Windows computer, the wireless is first by default. If you switch off the wireless, its MAC address is removed from the list and MagicDraw can no longer find it. In order to solve the invalid license problem, you need to change the network adapter order so that the LAN adapter is at the top of the adapters list. That way, the MAC address of the LAN adapter will always be the first in the list, even if you switch to the wireless connection.

To avoid this problem, you should configure your network settings to change the network adapters (connections) order on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems.

The following procedures explain how to configure your network settings on these operating systems:

Windows XP

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network Connections dialog.
  2. On the Advanced menu, click Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog opens.
  3. Select the Adapters and Bindings tab, and, in the Connections list, select the LAN adapter and move it to the top of the list.

Windows Vista*

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network and Internet dialog.
  2. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and, on the left side of the dialog, select Manage Network Connections.
  3. On the menu, select Advanced > Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog opens. Note: If you cannot see the menu bar,select Organize > Layout > Menu bar.
  4. Select the Adapters and Bindings tab, and, in the Connections list, select the LAN adapter and move it to the top of the list.

Windows 7*

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Network and Internet dialog.
  2. Go to the Network and Sharing Center and, on the left side of the dialog, select Change adapter settings.
  3. On the menu, select Advanced > Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings dialog opens. Note: If you cannot see the menu bar,select Organize > Layout > Menu bar.
  4. Select the Adapters and Bindings tab, and, in the Connections list, select the LAN adapter and move it to the top of the list.

* Depending on your Windows configurations, the command sequence may be slightly different.

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