How-to NetHASP dongles


The NetHASP devices are Customer Off the Shelf (COTS) products, and also treated like this.

QPS assumes that the customer's network is made suitable by their own IT Department for the use of the NetHASP.
QPS does not take responsibility for customer's network infrastructure in case the NetHASP device is not functioning.

License Manager

We will, from QINSy version 8.18.0, no longer use the HASP Loader, but the License Manager instead.

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This How-to will show how to check your network dongle and its location in your network.

We have red dongles which are used as Network dongles and (usually) purple dongles which are used on individual pc's or laptops. (See illustrations below.)

This document will explain the use of the red Network dongles.

If you need to know how to install the purple dongles, please use the online Help of the HASP Loader program as started from the QINSy Console.

Having a Network HASP dongle installed means there is no need for every work station to have an individual dongle installed.
The individual work stations do need, however, to have QINSy (or any other QPS product) installed.
A disadvantage of having a Network dongle installed could be that when you encounter a problem on your server, none of the work stations can continue working.

Per Server only one QPS HASP dongle can be installed. Multiple QPS dongles on a single server are not supported.
The previous comment does not mean that only a single product per server is supported: Multiple products may be combined on a single dongle.
However in that case the number of licenses for each product will be equal, as the maximum licenses count is a per-dongle property.

Should you have two HASP dongles for the same product, then you will need to plug them into separate Servers.
If multiple network dongles with the same product are used you will need to control which work station will get a license from which network dongle.
This may be accomplished through the 'Sentinel Admin Control Center' which may be accessed through a web interface which may be reached on 'http:\\localhost:1947' on each workstation. (See 'Where is my NetHASP dongle installed' below.)

On the server the Licence Manager should be installed:

In a local subnet the QINSy installation can find the NetHASP normally without further configuration.
You can test the NetHASP by starting, for example, the Sounding Grid Utility form the QINSy Console, on one of the client pc’s.
The Sounding Grid Utility will start normally when the NetHASP is found.
If not, an error message will appear that the HASP could not be found. Running the HASP loader on a local QINSy pc will not change this.

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Where is my NetHASP dongle installed

To check which dongles are available in your Network setup, use the following link:


Choose 'Sentinel Keys' to check which dongles are detected.
The column 'Key Type' shows how many licenses are active on each network dongle. The maximum number of licenses is programmed on the NetHASP dongle by Aladdin and QPS.

In the 'Configuration' section there is a tab page called 'Access to Remote License Managers' which allows the user to control which network dongles may be accessed.
Here you can enter the search parameters needed to locate the Server with the dongle or the Router.

One or more Servers in a network

Network 2 Servers

A Router in the network

Network with Router

Should a Router be present in your network, connecting the work stations to the Router, then the Server needs to be indicated in the Configuration.