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Reg Hull

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2 or more PC’s / Laptops running at the same time
« on: January 17, 2019, 17:43:37 »
If you have 2 or more PC’s / Laptops running at the same time and they have BridgePal installed on them then the Phones / Tablets will not operate correctly, as they will be constantly switching between the two PCs.

This is because BridgePal launches “bridgepalBroadcast” at the time the machine is switched on. There are 2 options to deal with this.

Option 1.
Only leave running the PC / Laptop required i.e. turn off all others.

Option 2
Type in “Services” in the command box at the bottom left of the taskbar, and Enter.

In the windows that appears, double-click on  “bridgepalBroadcast” and then click on “Stop”. This will stop the service until you click on "Start" or reboot the PC.


General Note.
If you want to prevent  “bridgepalBroadcast “ being launched at PC / Laptop
boot time, you need to set the start-up type for the bridgepalBroadcast
to "Manual" or "Disabled" in Services via the “Start up Type” options

You can then launch it manually when you need it by double clicking on
bridgepalBroadcast.exe in the C:/nginx folder

You may find it easier to have a shortcut on your desktop for the bridgepalBroadcast.exe so that you can launch it from there rather than go into services.



TonyF

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Re: 2 or more PC’s / Laptops running at the same time
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 08:45:59 »
        Turning off the Broadcast service is a good idea. But, as an alternative, how about if the two laptops are on different networks. (Say) 192.168.10-255 and the other laptop used 192.168.20.1-255. Tablets can be set to random with DHCP and have a static IP for the laptops ? 
I've not tried this out - would be interested to know.

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Re: 2 or more PC’s / Laptops running at the same time
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 22:12:09 »
Sounds like a winner.
Best idea is to try it and see what happens.....