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running windows xp pro sp1, running mysql server & client 4.0.20a and access 2000 on same pc. would like to use access 2000 as frontend for mysql.

downloaded mysql ODBC 3.51.09 Driver and installed it successfully.

mysql startup using "mysqld"

created system dsn
dsn name : test
descrip: MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver DSN
server name /ip: localhost
db name: test
user : root
password: (blank)

port (if not 3306)-  blank
sql cmd to connect - blank

msaccess 2000:
when i click "test data source" diagonal box pop up "[MySQL][odbc3.51 driver] Can't create tci/ip socket (10050)"


mysql server log :
error: aborted connection 1 to db: unconnected user 'odbc' host localhost 'got an error reading communication packet'

Need to create odbc connection to mysql .Can someone please help me resolve this ?
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Check your port setting.
Can't create tci/ip socket (10050

I would rather use MSDE :)

Check this tutorial
http://www.aspfree.com/showblog/433/An-Access-FrontEnd-to-MySQL

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by:nikarim
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o.k figure it out. Sorry not from the link to your tutorial but from your comment... sorta  "Check your port setting."

went back to networking 101
1) did everything right ? yes
2) what is the problem ? "can't connect"
3) port, sockets ? "nah"
4) did i mention everything ? "nah"
5) what did i forget to mention ? ***McAfee !
6) Shutdown McAFee Virus & Firewall and ...   Viola! It work !



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