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So I just read this link... and I am having exactly the same problem as the last post in this FAQ thread... so seeing as it seems nobody answered his concern (that I could find) or give him a better work around I will ask myself... is the only way to fold on a PC not connected to the net to follow this FAQ and then to only take WU without deadlines?

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Can you describe your situation a bit better so we can come up with some possible solutions.

Things like :
What network is available to you?
How ofter do you have access to the internet?
Where is it internet connection located related to the computer you will be folding on.
What kind of client were you hoping to run?

The FAQ you referenced it definately one way to do it and it should work.

Maybe a little more info about your situation will inspire some ideas from our folding community.
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Fair enough...

I am currently folding with two systems at home but I connect to the net with them... now I am trying to do some folding at work (lots of wasted clock cycles as people stare at excel spreadsheets ) but the net connection here doesn't allow port 8080 so I can't connect to the net to run F@H... so using the FAQ I mention in my first post I downloaded a couple of work units on my home system with the console version, each running in there separate folders (I did this in three separate folders because I have three different systems here at work I can use)... problem is as soon as I copy this folder from my home pc to my stick and then to the works pc when I run it it again attempts to connect to the net even though it already has a work unit available to do!?

Now the last post in the FAQ thread the person had the same problem and he stated the only way past this was to download only WU without a deadline... now I would like to know is the following:... is this the only solution or is there something else I can do or that I am doing wrong...
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...ok... so I have been unable to fold on a off-line PC and I can't get a WU without a deadline to test that theory... any body with an answer?!?
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I have heard that a system either needs to have the folding client connect to the 'Net one time when the client is installed OR have a certain registry tweak made. There's info on Stanford's forums about this, but I don't have time at the moment to dig it up for you.
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This may help a bit:

From this thread:

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Actually, there is a user-supported method of transplanting WUs that does work. It's called "sneakernetting" and it's documented in the WIKI. There is no official support for it -- I suppose because it delays WUs, compared to just letting them run -- but I use it.

There are several possible pitfalls, though. I'll bet you ran into the first one.

(A) You have to transport both queue.dat and the WORK folder.
(B) You have to manage MachineID/UserID. Basically, if a WU is assigned to a (UserID+MachineID) and you take the WU somewhere else, that same (UserID+MachineID) should not be used again to get a new assignment until the result is uploaded. Failure to do this properly causes duplicate assignments, lost points, and probably other bad things to happen.

In the case of your dad, (assuming he has the console client) just change MachineID from 1 to 2 and let him keep folding. By the next time you visit, you will have uploaded the result and if you need to do it again, you can change him from 2 to 1. If is machine only folds when you're there, then you needn't bother.

Read the WIKI.
Just an FYI - The UserID they speak of above is not your folding name, it is a unique key that is generated when you install the client. This is generated automatically so you dont have to worry too much about problem B above unless you copy the entire contents of the install directory, rather than just the queue.dat and WORK folder. If you just copy the queue.dat and WORK folder to the other system, you should be fine since the rest of the client configuration will be left unique.

Here is the WIKI link for sneakernetting.

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Before you begin, the offline machine(s) will need a registry entry. From Stanford's perspective, they will be treated as a separate CPUs on your internet-connected machine. Run regedit.exe to search for the key UserID (in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\PandeGroup\\Folding @home"). Export that key. (Be careful not to make any changes to your registry.) (If you find the key in a different location, that means F@H was installed by a user without administrative privileges and importing that key will not work. Delete that key and start F@H again as a user with administrative privileges. F@H will then generate a key in the correct location and you will be able to use it on the off-line computers.)
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