i hav created an application using odbc as data source. the connection to the database uses the following code:

dim myconnection as new odbc.odbcConnection("server=";dsn=cleaners)
the above code does well when i change the ip address to i.e to localhost.but when i use it on a computer on a network, i get an erroe message which reads:

"invalid instance()","invalid connection"
my aim is to create an application which can be put on a central server and aother machines to access and run it(by creating shortcut to their local machines).
can somebody help me?

all the machines are able to access the central server over network ?