Hi list, I don't have ethernet connection though I do have an ethernet card installed. My computer can boot either with linux or win XP. I have dial up connection under linux only. I downloaded ALTERA software version 4.2 (yeah, overnight dialup), obtained the license (with an arbitrary ethernet number), and copied the files to windows partition and installed. The problem is now that under XP, when I run the software it does not think the license is a valid one. My question is whether I really need ethernet connection under XP to run ALTERA. If I obtain another license with the correct ethernet card number I have, will this license be valid when I don't really have ethernet connection? Too tired today to do the experiment. I will appreciate it if you have a quick answer. Otherwise I will have to do the experiment and report the result here.