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On 02/16/2013 06:44 PM, Heinrich Stoellinger wrote:
On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:44:09 +0100, Dan Lewis <> wrote:

       I can connect to the MySQL server (5.5) on the same computer
using localhost. But how do I connect to a MySQL server on another
computer on the same network? I can not find it in the MySQL manual, or
I don't know where to look in it.
      I use MySQL Workbench for administrative purposes.


Hi Dan,
When you define your MySQL-database under LO-Base, specify the hostname (or the IP-address) of the server as well as the port (usually 3306) instead of "localhost".
I am actually using a MySQL-server over the internet. It works o.k....
Regards H

More information: My laptop is and the MySQL server is on The database I want to access is Budget. I entered Budget as the database name, Server as, port is 3306. I then test the connection, enter the user name and password. The error message I get is "Host '' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server". I am using the MySQL JDBC driver, and when I click the "Test Class" button, I get the message "The JDBC Driver was loaded successfully."
     Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong?


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