I got my Maya Dongle to work on my tablet PC which has no built in Parallel Port!!! :bgreen:
Here's the (only) way to do it:
Maya uses a Dongle with a Sentinal Driver. To get the Dongle to work with a laptop that does not have a parallel port:
Get a PCMCIA-to-parallel adapter from www.quatech.com
NONE of the USB-to-parallel converters will work, as they don't support continuous bi-directional parallel communication. Don't waste your time.
Download Sentinal Driver 5.41.1 from Rainbow Technologies.
Install the PCMCIA card and drivers. Open up the Device Manager and get the Port I/O settings. I set mine up manually at 0400.
Uninstall the existing Sentinal Driver by going to C:\Program Files\Common Files\AliasWavefront Shared\Sentinel and running the SetupX86.exe program.
Click on "Function", then "Remove Driver".
Next, install the new Sentinal Driver -- you may need to reboot after this.
Open up the new driver configuration utility at: C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\Sentinel System Driver. It is called "SetupSysDriver".
Choose "Configure Driver", then "Add". Put in the Port Address you found in Device Manager, then click the "OK" and close the SetupSysDriver program.
lmtools should now see the Dongle in the Flex-ID 6 location.
Maya will run and all is well and right in the universe!
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