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A lot more info is needed please. Your operating system, your internet connection contract/supplier/speed/type (Cable, ADSL, 3G, 4G, satellite, wireless, remote wireless.....)
AND your patch level of operating system and Hardware.
"Last straw'.... suggests there have been other concerns, and sharing them here, my give some idea of a relationship between technical issues that are manifesting themselves as a HOSTED connection failure.
An Accredited Partner- Consultant (VIC. Aust)
"Working with Accountants/Bookkeepers PPs/APs, as an
independent IT Professional and retired FCPA Accountant"
Other concerns are poor clarity of font while in the program,
Some days when printing an invoice or estimate , it will take you through the process of creating as a PDF, however when you click view, the page is either all "grey" or 'White" with no options to do anything. This problem is intermitent so is more confusing.
With the responses you have just given, my advice would be to roll back to a desktop version. Unless you have reliable internet, I would not even consider a cloud/Hosted product. Having extensive experience with 3G/4G Rural networks, it is very much dependant upon your local area, tower loads and bandwidth strength.
Until recently my only personal internet was on the 3 G network - it worked great for a few year then as the services got overloaded it got to the point that I could not run Hosted, and then even access a bank site.
I have been able to run Hosted at various areas up and down the East Coast of Australia very successfully logged into either 3G/4G Dongles or even tethered to my Mobile. So this is why I say it is totally dependant upon your area as to suitability.
Try this link: http://kb.reckon.com.au//issue_view.asp?ID=5344
This help you determine your areas suitability to a Hosted service. Note, this should be done at varying times of day, including 3-8 pm.
Reckon Accredited Consultant
I'm sorry Paul, I am not with Reckon. I am an independent Consultant with a vast experience with the 3G/4G network. These Sales people are not Technical, AP's like myself are all around Australia, as not only do they know the Software, but know your area.
I, along with many other AP's from around the country, have liaised with both Tech Support and Development to try to improve Hosted on Poor Performance platforms. They have made very big improvements, but we have had to come to accept there is still a percentage of people that can not and many will not be able to use Hosted/Cloud platforms, which is why Reckon have said that they will continue to support the Desktop Version (it is a must for Australia).
Like Kim's great advice here, I'm an independent AP too, and deal with country sites. I concur with Kim 100%. I would also point out that running off 4G, can in fact be slower than 3G if your 4G connection is not really close (like under 1km. 4G run exceptionally well when standing next to the basestation tower, but decays in speed and reliability significantly as distance is increased. You can determine this with some phone ny setting your reception to be 3g ONLY, rather than letting the phone 'hunt about' for 3G versus 4G all the time.
As a widely travelled IT person in rural, regional and outback Australia, the marketing hype of promoting solutions purely based on the luxury of what is available in coastal and CBD areas, is something to be very wary of. Sure, some large 90+% of the population may live in such areas, but the other statistic is, that they live in something like < 20% of the land mass.
Follow Kim's suggestions of desktop.
If you are interested in the real issues of Cloud (for any product), you may find our experience of value. See:
Remember, our focus is on what works, and Cloud based solutions in remote areas is often a non-event, or one that needs a hybrid solution for day-to-day access as well as the convenience to others who may have better connections. These are TWO different business issues.
I have not heard of the issue where when you move your mouse to the left of the screen will disconnect your Reckon Accounts Hosted session. Are you saying that if you keep the mouse pointer on the right hand side of the screen, you do not get any issue with the connection at all?
Sounds like the disconnections could be caused by interference on the internet connection. Reckon Accounts Hosted needs a steady internet connection. You can try to do a ping test following the article below. If you get drop outs, then that could explain the disconnections.
I have 3 computers all with dual monitors
Windows 10 Professional with all latest updates
8 gig RAM
5Ghz D-Link Viper Dual Band Modem
A brilliant IT chick who has my systems running tickety-boo!!
3 identical configurations
Now, on my main setup, when I move my cursor the left (not necessarily to the 2nd monitor) I repeatedly get "Gateway Session Disconnected"
I CAN GUARANTEE, IT IS NOT MY INTERNET CONNECTION, this does not happen on the other 2 computers. We are unable to replicate this issue on the other 2 computers
THIS IS A SPECIFICALLY RECKON HOSTED ISSUE
In order to swap monitors or "go left" I have to open a New Tab and then move to left or swap monitors - then I don't get Gateway Session Disconnected - it only happens when I am in Reckon Hosted - it does not happen using any other programmes - EVER!!
We would really appreciate a real solution to this problem - I am sure that others experience the same, but have given up on getting a solution and either live with it or find a work around as I have done.
Please review your standard response to this issue, it is definitely NOT internet speed or connection.
Please hummor me as this annoys you, sorry.
Can you try swithching your Ethernet cords around to see if that makes any difference.
Is there anything different about this computer in that perhaps there is an online backup running or the like?
LOL!! My sense of humour is always engaged.........otherwise, we wouldn't do what we do for a living!!
It's none of that, I may have found a solution (not necessarily the cause), doing some resolution work overnight, testing tomorrow and update with results as soon as I have confirmed that the solution has worked.
Will keep you posted
Look forward to the result!!!
If it doesn't fix it I will go searching, I am pretty sure I have some notes from a session at National Conference Last year. They might help. Have a great weekend.
Create a new windows user profile!!!!!!
Have tested all day yesterday and today and not a single gateway session disconnected notice.
NOTHING TO DO WITH INTERNET CONNECTION AT ALL.
Just something gone hinky in the user profile, new profile fixed the problem
I am sooooo happy right now!!
If you are on Hosted then you should have support cover. Call tech support. You could try them, but at the end of the day I refer to this comment you replied to last time:
As a country user internet speeds are quite variable . I am running windows 7 Professional on a HP laptop, my usual internet connection is a usb stick 3G, operating 64 bit system , 8 gig ram, I have just upgraded my Phone and used hotspot to use the 4G connection to see if it helps, ( It doesn't).
Nothing anyone can do is going to change your internet speed. Like I have said previously I had major issues operating on a 3G Network. I had full service, but no bandwidth. Yet I could operate the same device and setup on a City 3G Network with 2 bars and go unbelievable bandwidth.
Sorry, I am not paid to respond here, I do it voluntarily. And your issue could take a very long time to solve if it even can be resolved. Tech support are paid to respond try them.
OK, a little trick perhaps.
Before creating the new user profile
Enable the Hidden Windows Administrator
Then create your new Windows User Profile
Also, if you are using pre-saved bookmarks/shortcuts to the website, delete them all and start again from scratch.
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