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Dropped Connections-Relinking Tables

By bwaldrum ·
Utilizing an MS Access front end linked to SQL Server back end tables. On a wired network, no problem with linked tables. However, several of my users have laptops with broadband wireless pc-cards from Sprint. When using program, the connection drops when a short interval of activity takes place resulting in the user having to shut down Access and restart which also means they loose the data they were editing.

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Refreshing the links doesn't work?

by Maevinn In reply to Dropped Connections-Relin ...

They should be able to refresh the connection without closing it down--still a pain, but a better work around until you can resolve why the system is losing the connection to begin with. I'd review the SQL side of it--it's probably disconnecting due to something related to how the network identifies the wirelss users.

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Your Right

by bwaldrum In reply to Refreshing the links does ...

I tested the theory with my computer where I am currently developing a C# program to replace Access. It did the same thing when person activity stopped for a time. I believe it is caused by the software for the NexTel pc card, you know, trying not to tie up in active connections to speed up the other users. However, C# and .net should allow me an easier fix to the problem, possibly even asp pages. Any insight would be helpful.

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