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Connecting to license manager behind a home router?

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Connecting to license manager behind a home router?

Hi,

I’m having networking problems connecting testExecute to the License Manager. It’s a slightly strange set-up, but maybe somebody has experienced similar issues?

 

I work remotely from home and the company I work for is cloud-based, so we don’t have any physical servers I can install the License Manager on. TestExecute is installed on a cloud Windows V.M., and because the License Manager must be installed on a physical machine, I have installed it my home desktop (windows 10, where I also have TestComplete).

 

I cannot connect to the license manager from the cloud V.M (I have installed TestExecute on a second home machine and that connects to the L.M. ok). I can ping ok from cloud V.M to home desktop. I have temporarily disabled proxies and firewalls on both the home machine and cloud V.M, and disabled Anti-Virus on my home desktop.

 

From googling,  I understand there are two possible solutions – port-forwarding on my home router and/or VPN. I did try installing the free version of TunnelBear VPN on my home desktop, but that didn’t help.

 

I guess next I’ll try port-forwarding, but to be honest I’m a little nervous about messing around with my router setup.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Re: Connecting to license manager behind a home router?

Hi,

 

I hope that https://support.smartbear.com/articles/testcomplete/using-elastic-ips-for-cloud-testing/ and other articles from the https://support.smartbear.com/articles/testcomplete/ page that have 'Cloud Testing' in the title may provide you with the useful info.

 

Regards,
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Re: Connecting to license manager behind a home router?

Hi,

 

I hope that https://support.smartbear.com/articles/testcomplete/using-elastic-ips-for-cloud-testing/ and other articles from the https://support.smartbear.com/articles/testcomplete/ page that have 'Cloud Testing' in the title may provide you with the useful info.

 

Regards,
  /Alex [Community Hero]
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are just volunteers who have some experience with the tools by SmartBear Software
and a desire to help others. Posts made by [Community Heroes]
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official answer from SmartBear Software.
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