Has anyone experienced any problems trying to use ACT! wireless? I recently set up one of our offices using a wireless router and afterwards....ACT! ran so slow that we weren't able to keep configuration...I had to put it back to wired network.
One of the problems with using ACT! over a wireless network is the fundamental way a wireless network operates. In a wired network, if no one else is using the network, the full bandwidth of the network is available to a user for data transfers. If several users want to transfer data at the same time, the bandwidth available to each user is reduced but only as long as they are transferring data. Wireless network, especially older protocols, divided the bandwidth up between all the users logged on through the network thus if four people were logged on to the network, any one user only had 1/4 of the available bandwidth even when no one else was transferring data. Because the ACT! program requires transferring a lot of data over the network, a wireless network is generally not advised for the ACT! program.
Roy Laudenslager ACT! Certified Consultant Techbenders firstname.lastname@example.org
Using Act on wireless networks is not advisable at all. The sudden disconnection of the database will likely cause problems. Furthermore: the speed of the networks is another issue. Of course working with a terminal server would bring some relief
When working with a terminal server a disconnection would not cause the complete program to blackout.
In our environement we have expiremented with all kinds of networks. Currently we're on a Gig network with full 100 Mbps provided for all clients. Of course harddiskspeed, RAM, etc is an important issue.
In contrary of what is always supposed, we work with roaming profiles on each workstation and Act is behaving pretty well on roaming profiles.
Rene van der Velde
aka "The Dutch Betatester"
Rene van der Velde The Netherlands aka 'The Dutch Betatester'