To install the Internal Server, see: Internal Server - Installation
- Please try the new & improved Internal Server for Windows 8.1 and higher! Install the "beta" version to take advantage of important updates.
For problems with linking, see: Internal Server - Troubleshooting
Use Internal Linking while Team Transcribing
Two transcribers can team while using Internal Linking, if both transcribers in the same room with the reader. Transcriber A will use their laptop as the host, meaning that Transcriber B and the reader will connect both of their devices to Transcriber A's WiFi network.
Instructions for Transcriber AConfigure your transcriber laptop to host the Internal Server network as follows, by clicking the Link menu and selecting "by Internal...":
Select the second radio button option in the Internal Linking setup window:
Note the WiFi name (TWxxxx) and the password, and share those with Transcriber B and the reader so they can connect their devices to your WiFi network. The default password is "password" but this can be changed in the Internal Linking setup window for added security. To change the password, just type a new password in the box shown.
Instructions for Transcriber B
To connect to the Internal Server on your host's (team member's) computer, configure Internal Linking on your own transcriber laptop as follows, by clicking the Link menu and selecting "by Internal...".
In the Internal Linking Setup window, select the third radio button (i.e. "Connect to internal server on a host's (team member's) computer"):
You will need to connect your transcriber laptop to your host's WiFi and enter the host's reader URL into the box shown under third radio button. This URL should be in the format http://XXX.XXX.XXX.X (all numbers).Click "OK" to close the Internal Linking setup window.
Finally, check for "Linking ON" (the first option under the Link menu) to start linking via the host's internal server.
Individual laptops vary depending on the operating system, display options, and/or third-party WiFi software, but here are the general steps to connect to a WiFi network:
Find and click the wireless network icon in the system tray (or under "Settings" in Windows 8). You should see a list of available networks.
Find and click on the name of the host's TWxxxx WiFi network (the one they started when they enabled Internal Linking on their laptop). On the host's transcriber laptop, the WiFi network name is displayed in their Internal Linking Setup window. In the example below, the WiFi network name is TWc2vw but it will be different on each host's machine:
Once you click on the name of the host's WiFi network, you will be prompted to enter the password. If you’ll be connecting to this host's network regularly, you can tick the box to connect automatically.
Here's a webpage with screenshots showing how to connect to a WiFi network on machines running Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OS X: http://www.goodiware.com/gr-man-tr-wifi-conncomp.html