There are several ways of determining your HostID number, as follows. The HostID can be either the Ethernet address of your computer or your Disk Serial Number (DSN).
Ethernet Address or Disk Serial Number
Often, laptops have more than one Ethernet address due to wireless cards or docking stations. This can cause confusion as to which number to use. For evaluation licenses, you can only enter either one Ethernet address or one disk serial number. For customer licenses, you can provide more than one Ethernet address and it will work when one of the Ethernet addresses is found on the computer.
Using the AWRDE
This method works only if the AWRDE is already installed on your computer.
Install the AWRDE on your computer and start the software with no license configured.
Click OK on the first dialog box that displays.
The AWR License Configuration dialog box displays with the HostID of your computer. This dialog box first lists any Ethernet addresses (a 12-digit alpha-numeric code) you have on your computer. If there are no Ethernet addresses, it lists your disk serial number. If you have multiple Ethernet addresses (commonly found with a laptop in a docking station, or when you have a wireless card) multiple numbers are listed.
Copy the HostID number from this dialog box.
Click View Status to open the
license_status.txtfile in a text editor. In this file you can find your Ethernet addresses and your disk serial numbers. See the
Troubleshooting informationsection of this file to recognize these two numbers (shown in bold below).
Troubleshooting information (generated Tue Nov 04 16:09:31 2008): Package: AWR Design Environment 2009 BAD () SN: Type: No License Status: 0 day remain out of 0 Build: 4847 OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600) HostID: MAC: '0123456789ab', DSN: 'DISK_SERIAL_NUM=01234567', Flex9: '(none)', Flex8: '(none)', Flex7: '(none)
When you don't have the AWRDE installed on a computer, you can get the HostID using the LMTOOLS (
You can get the LMTOOLS program from the installation CD or by downloading FLEX_lm Drivers and Tools from the AWR Downloads page .
LMTools.exeto open the LMTOOLS program.
Click the System Settings tab and find the Ethernet Address entry.
Copy the text from this field.
Using the Command Prompt
When you don't have the AWRDE installed on a computer, you can also get the HostID using commands in the Command prompt.
Modern Windows machines have several HostID's (also called the MAC Address or Physical Address). Most of them are 'virtual' adapters and they will not work for licensing purposes. The following procedure will allow you to quickly identify the proper HostID to use for licensing NI AWR Products. The case of the letters is not important and no dash is included. In this example, you would enter 1234567890ab
cmd, and press Enter.
The case of the letters is not important and no dash is included. In this example, you would enter 1234567890ab
Disk Serial Number
cmd, and press Enter.
vol c: and press Enter.
The case of the letters is not important and no dash is included. In this example, you would enter 12abcd34