CAN-8 Instructions


Technical Requirements

Download and install CAN 8


Testing Before you start your exercises

Various examples

Getting technical help in case of problems

Dictées progressives, part 1

Dictées progressives, part 2


Download and Install

Click HERE to download the CAN-8 software.

Click Run or Open

Follow the instructions that explain how to install the software.  Answer yes, when it asks if you want to create a folder called CAN8

You should now have an icon called CAN8 on your desktop

Double Click on the Icon to launch the program

You should see the following screen.  If you do, please go on to the next section called logging-in  If you do not and you receive an error, you may read the installation notes on the right, or go directly to this page

Installation Notes

Can 8 will not run on a MAC or on Linux.  We have not tested it on Virtual PC

If you receive the error, "16-bit subsystem error" your computer has corrupted configuration files for 16-bit programs.  You have probably never seen this error because most programs are 32 bit and use different configuration files.

If you have Windows 2000, please follow the instructions here in order to fix the problem

If you have Windows XP, please follow the instructions here in order to fix the problem

If you do not have an XP or 2000 CD, click here to download the files you need.  Extract the two files and put them in your \windows\system32 directory.


CAN-8 uses UDP PORTS 17181 to 17200 to run.  Your firewall needs to be configured to allow these ports. 

Software firewalls like ZoneAlarm may automatically recognize the activity and ask you if you want to proceed.  If you say NO, CAN 8 will not work

Hardware firewalls need to be configured.  Please read your user manual to determine the best way