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Looking for Rasterlink Pro 2 dongle

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by barnessignsolutions, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    Good afternoon,
    I recently purchase a JV3 off ebay that came with no software. I am currently taking our dongle from work to the house to do my personal printing. Does anyone have a Pro 2 dongle they would be interested in selling?


    Thanks
    Blair
     
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  2. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    not to be a smart ***, but how does your boss feel about his valuable dongle going home with you?

    Welcome to owning a business, it costs money to run a business. Have fun and good luck. Oh wait, welcome to the forums!
     
  3. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    And I have to ask... if it came with no software... why do you need a dongle?

    Cuz' if you'd bought some legit software that needed the dongle... you'd have it...
     
  4. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    :goodpost::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  5. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    My boss is on board, less overhead in my garage! Just don't want to pay retail for software that come free with a printer.

    Thanks
     
  6. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Let me get this clear.

    You are running software you got from "somewhere" because you don't want to pay for it and you are on here looking for a dongle so it will actually work without taking the dongle from your day job home.

    Is that correct?
     
  7. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    I am a production manager at an Exhibit house, so we are not real big on "retail" sign work. I approached my boss about starting a sign shop in my basement, and he replied " sounds like a good idea". We upgraded rip machines at work and the old machine still has Rasterlink loaded, so we thought the easiest way for me to get the machine up and running was to take it home and use the dongle between machines.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

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  9. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    I have been talking to Grimco, who we purchase all our material from for the jv3 130 and 160sp. They have been trying to locate a dongle for me as well. I have rasterlink pro from 2004 with dongle, but it's almost not worth using. My mimaki rep from Grimco thought I could use the old security key from rasterlink pro to run pro 2. This did not work.
     
  10. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    What you are doing is illegal. Period.

    In my eyes (and I could be wrong) you have a license for one copy of the software. Not two. Just because you have the software "still loaded" does not mean you get to take it home and use it. Hence, the dongle. Asking for us to help (provide a dongle) for your illegal software is explicitly against forum rules. Did you by chance read them?

    So I will assume you didn't know that what you are doing is illegal. So now you do. Whatchya gonna do now?

    And I'll let others chime in on the start a sign shop in my basement.
     
  11. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    Bid Dawg,
    As a Admin do you read post before you reply?

    -Blair
     
  12. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Actually you posted the same time I did...
     
  13. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    Buy a dongle Buy! Software too I don't care!!!! Nice graphic!
     
  14. SE SignSupply

    SE SignSupply Member

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    If he purchases another dongle (license), why is it illegal? The dongle is the license, the software will not run without it, so if he purchases the dongle he has purchased another license.
     
  15. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    Who are you? Nice welcoming committee.
     
  16. barnessignsolutions

    barnessignsolutions New Member

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    Thank you SE
    , thats what Grimco has been telling me!
     
  17. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Thanks - I didn't know the dongle was the software...

    every dongled software I've had has been one software license...

    so I stand corrected? I think... :smile:
     
  18. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    If you are talking to me? I am me... just look at my profile...

    and yeah - I'm a wench when I think you're talking about illegal software... and I did...
     
  19. SE SignSupply

    SE SignSupply Member

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    I don't know? The way I have always understood it the dongle was the license. So you could, in effect, install the software on as many PC's as you wanted but it would only run on the one with dongle pulling in (physically).

    Versaworks software is licensed to the machine, you can install on as many PC's as you like, the license is tied to the physical printer not the computer.

    PS- The latest version of RasterLink does not require a dongle to run. :thumb:
     
  20. briankb

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    the license I have for Flexisign allows you to install the software on mutliple computers and even "share" the USB dongle as long as only a single instance is in use at one time. it's in the printed manual.
     
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