License problems LAN or Wlan

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License problems LAN or Wlan

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We use the Raspberry Pi, solution now we have a problem with the licenses, usually we use the Pi's with Ethernet and use the MAC address vin the Eth interface for the license, but it also happens that the Pi im WLAN is operated, do I now need 2 licenses for one device if I use both?!? :? If Wtware cannot be fixed in such a way that the software checks the interface address, an interface should have the license and this can then also be used for the WLAN interface! :idea:

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Re: License problems LAN or Wlan

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http://wtware.com/licensing/terms.html
"License is bound to computer network card MAC-address (Ethernet or WiFi MAC-address of the card, that connects terminal to network)."
You need two licenses.

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When you find onboard WiFi is too weak and start using external USB WiFi with antenna, it requires third license for same device...

Concurrent licenses may help, but it takes up to a week to release unused MAC after last usage.

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Re: License problems LAN or Wlan

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aka wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:58 pm
When you find onboard WiFi is too weak and start using external USB WiFi with antenna, it requires third license for same device...

Concurrent licenses may help, but it takes up to a week to release unused MAC after last usage.
If you cannot bind the license by means of the CPU ID or serial number at Raspberry Pi e.g. via

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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep Serial | cut -d ' ' -f2
would be a solution at least for the Raspberry Pis 8)

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Two similar MACs can not live in the same network.
Two similar CPU IDs can.

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Re: License problems LAN or Wlan

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akatik wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Two similar MACs can not live in the same network.
Two similar CPU IDs can.
But not with Raspberrys, there each Pi has its own serial number in the CPU which is unique.
Unfortunately this does not work with other devices (notebook, pc and Co.).

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