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On Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:31:22 +0100, Girvin R. Herr <> wrote:

Dan Lewis wrote:
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
     Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong?


Sounds like the server is not configured to allow you access.  Since the
IP addresses for the server and your computer are on the same LAN, I can
assume the MySQL server is on another computer on the same LAN.  You
don't say if you did this in mysql:

    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO <username>@hostname IDENTIFIED BY
`<password>` WITH GRANT OPTION;

Note that the "hostname" should be the IP address of your laptop, or .  Note that the IP address may need " around it due to
the periods and numbers.
If not, the server will not allow you access.  The laptop is not
"registered" as a trusted computer.  You must have done this for your
other computer, but you need to do it for all computers you need access
for.  Or, if you are brave, you can use "%" for any host:
<username>@"%".  Or, better yet, you can limit access to your LAN:

For further information, this can be found in the MySQL reference manual
under "Access Control, Stage 1: Connection Verification".

Hope this helps.
Girvin Herr

Hello again,
The IP-address has to be that of the SERVER, and - of course as Girvin says -
access has to be granted to you on the server as mentioned. By the way -
I tend to use single apostrophies (') instead of ", if necessary on the
GRANT statements.
Regards and good luck

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