Online EPC

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  1. AndrewOl

    AndrewOl Active Member

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    Hi, I bought one of the online epc links from eBay a year ago for £5. Although a bit of a faff to set up it was really good. It has stopped working now and am thinking on a dvd based system which is about £20. Have I just been unlucky with the online one or is this fairly typical? £20 seemed a lot a year ago but after a year of Mercedes ownership it seems a positive bargain
     
  2. Codger49

    Codger49 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If its on Windows and its a VMware EPC/WIS, it might be worth checking through Task Manager - Services that your 'VMAuthdService' is running.

    Mine used to get stopped after some system updates and found this tip on the internet which solved my non-running problem. Simply starting it again in Task Manager cured the problem which I had about 4 times over 2 years.
     
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    You paid for a link? or of the CD/DVD ? Could be as above, could also be your key has expired. You really need to specify exactly what is and isnt happening.
     
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    Thank you Codger49, top tip got me back online again.
     
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    OneForTheRoad Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    try 7zap , its free.
     
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    Alfie Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    Online EPC is only about 20 euros per year direct from Mercedes themselves!
     
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    markmifsud Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    yes but no WIS for public access
     
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    You can get WIS online from MB but its very very costly. We get it on disks each month from MB.
     
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    How do we go about buying this?
     
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    markmifsud Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    last I saw it was 8 euro's per hour. a bit too much considering most of the time your just digging around to find info to help forum members.
     
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    Sellers on ebay are just selling stuff that is available free to download if you google it. At most you may pay to join a forum but plenty places around. Cannot give any suggestions but you will see what I mean if you look in the right places
     
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