When "Control Centre" is started it automatically searches for the SmarterX-NET on the network and displays the Stattus page.
When you insert your dongle into the dongle port of a 4 ports SmarerX-NET4 device you will see up to four virtual clones of your dongle appearing on the status page of the SmarterX-NET unit. The status page will be displayed on all client computers connected to the network.
The main Control Centre (see image above) gives you a visual depiction of your connection configuration. Your computer sees 4 virtual clone copies of your dongle. These virtual dongles are available to all users on the network.
You would not be able to run your application until you have connected to one of those 4 virtual dongles. You simply select one on the list (the "CONNECT" icon becomes active) and then click on the "CONNECT" icon. See the image below.
The “Disconnect” icon becomes active indicating that your computer is now connected to one of the virtual dongles. You can now run your application. Other users on the network can also run the application after connecting to one of these virtual dongles. Since there are 4 dongles, up to 4 users can run the application simultaneously.
If all 4 virtual dongles are used, other users on the network will not be able to connect to the dongle. But with the “Request to Connect” feature, a user can send a message to the connected user to request to disconnect from the dongle if he or she is not running the application.
Simply click on any user you wish to send a request to and the “Request to Connect” icon will be enabled (see above). Click on the “Request to Connect” icon to send a message to the other user/computer.
The other user can either “Accept” or “Reject” your request. If he/she accepts, then he/she will be automatically disconnected from the dongle and you will be automatically connected. If your request is rejected, no changes will be made.