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Posted by: George Best
Date: October 07, 2011 07:40AM


I know this has been discussed previously but I am having problems with the issue outlined below, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

I have WAMP 2.1 set-up over an existing MS SBS 2003. I have Joomla installed on the wamp server and have made a made a membership database. All this works fine.

There are less than 10 client PC's (all XP Professional) on the network who can access the database information through their browsers, and can edit, view information etc.

Sometimes the client PC's need to access the Database in order to print off Id cards or indeed labels. This is where my problem lies. When I try to connect to the Datasource on the Server (, using port 8080) using ODBC (5.1 Driver) I can never connect. I always get the error message:

"Connection failed : [HY000] [MySQL][ODBc 5.1 Driver]Unknown MYSQL server host ''; (11004)"

My settings are as follows:
TCP/IP Server:
Port 8080
user: user1
password: password

The users have all been created in phpmyadmin and granted full privileges, and all clients can access phpmyadmin from their browser.

What am I missing!?

Thanks in Advance,


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