Activation Warning in NI License Manager for FRC Software

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • roboRIO-FRC


  • NI License Manager


School computer or computer on school network

Issue Details

  • When I try to activate my FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) software using my serial number, the NI Licensing Wizard gives me an "Activation Warning" and my software is not activated.
  • I am trying to use an activation code to activate my FRC software in NI License Manager, but I receive an 'Activation Error' warning and my product is not activated.


Your school might block communications on some ports for security purposes. Try activating your products on a non-school computer on a non-school network.

If you do not have access to a non-school network, you may be able to use a cell phone hotspot for a temporary workaround until the products are activated.


Additional Information

See Configuring Software and Hardware Firewalls to Support National Instruments Products for more information about what ports NI software communicates on.


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