Error 6610

Error 6610

Message: tblMain: Error 6610: The Advantage Database Server did not respond to a database request in a timely manner. A communications problem has occurred.

This looks like a timeout, perhaps due to antivirus interference:

Link to Advantage Knowledgebase Solution for 6610 Error


The most common cause of a 6610 error is a firewall issue. Make sure that you allow TCP/IP traffic in and out on port 7868. You may have to configure firewalls at both the client and server. You could also take a look at this Tech-Tip about connecting to Advantage over a WAN.

If you are not already using TCP/IP make the switch indicated in the KBA (

If you are using UDP communication your packets can be dropped and UDP will not care. TCP/IP is usually buffered and provides more reliability.

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