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Frequently Asked Questions For Chat Anywhere
What is Chat Anywhere?
Do I need to install IIS or Apache first?
I have a dynamic IP address and the last 3 numbers change everytime I connect via dialup, Is there a solution for it?
How many people could chat at one time?
If chat anywhere can be installed behind a gateway router?
Is there a version for Unix?
How much is it?
How to Buy Chat Anywhere?
How to register it?
Do I have to pay for the upgrades?
Is tech support free?
I have more questions - who should I write to?
What is Chat Anywhere?
Chat Anywhere is a pure web-based chat server for real-time chatting, you can use it both on a LAN and on the internet. you can build one or more web-based chat rooms on your computer. Anyone on the network can chat in your chat room via an internet browser(Internet Explorer / Firefox / etc.), no matter where they are and everyone needn't install any client software.
Do I need to install IIS or Apache first?
No Chat Anywhere can run individually and you needn't install any HTTP server(IIS/Apache/Pws/Tomcat/etc) on your computer.
I have a dynamic IP address and the last 3 numbers change everytime I connect via dialup, Is there a solution for it?
When you dial-up to Internet, or otherwise, usually you will get a dynamic IP address from ISP. It means that each time you connect to your Internet Service Provider your computer usually gets assigned a different IP address. Actually you can use a domain name to instead of your IP address. There are some software that can associate a domain name to your dynamic IP address. Such as DNS2Go, No-IP DUC, DynSite.
How many people could chat at a time?
It depends on the CPU, the RAM, the bandwidth of your internet connection, the sockets capabilities of operating system.
1) CPU and RAM: A PII 300 CPU and 64M RAM is enough for your chat room.
2) Bandwidth:
Bandwidth = (amount of chatter) X (data, sent to each chatter per second)
For example, if you want to allow 150 people to chat in your chat room at a time, and suppose that the chat server sends 1KB data to each chatter per second. Then the bandwidth of your chat server should be at least 150X1=150KB/s.
3) Operating system:
Windows NT/2000/XP can handle a lot more parallel sockets than windows 95/98. So if Chat Anywhere is running on Windows NT/2000/XP, the chatroom is able to allow more people inside it. For example, if the chat room runs on a windows 98 system, it could allow 100 people inside it. If it runs on NT/2000/XP, it could allow 400 people inside it.
If chat anywhere can be installed behind a gateway router?
Yes. But your router must support DMZ and Virtual Server, at least it should be able to forward port.
* Virtual Server:
Allows WWW, FTP and other Internet server services on the LAN to be accessible to Internet users.
* DMZ:
The DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone) host feature provides unrestricted 2-way communication between Internet servers and one specified local machine.

If the computer's INTERNAL IP is 192.168.0.2, tell your router or gateway to set this address as the DMZ and set a virtual server to port 80 (suppose that you set port 80 for Chat Anywhere) at this address, then people outside can access your files. But you can't tell 192.168.0.2 to your friends directly because it is a LAN IP address. You should tell an internet IP address to your friends so they can access your chat room on the internet. To find the internet IP address, please visit:
http://www.backupsoft.net/myip.php

To learn how to config your router, D-Link user please visit:
http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=969&question=General%20Gateway
http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1067&question=DI-704%20/%20DI-704P%20/%20DI-707%20/%20DI-713%20/%20DI-713P

Linksys user please forward the port number for Chat Anywhere:
http://www.linksys.com/support/support.asp?spid=92#adv

For more information, please read the user manual of your router to learn how to config it.
Is there a version for Unix?
No, now Chat Anywhere can only run on Windows.
How much is it?
The price is $199.
How to Buy Chat Anywhere?
You can click HERE to make an online purchase.
How to register it?
Please follow these steps to register Chat Anywhere:
Step 1: Click the "About" button on the toolbar.
Step 2: Click the "Register" button.

Step 3: Input the name and registration code, then please click "OK" button.
Do I have to pay for the upgrades?
No! All upgrades are free to registered users.
Is technical support free?
Yes! it's free.
I have more questions - who should I write to?
Please send your questions to Support@lion-max.com.
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