This information applies to version(s): All versions
Yes, activating your DxO software (including the trial version) requires an internet connection.
If you're currently offline, you'll need to wait until you're connected to activate it.
You will need to be connected to the internet when first starting the trial, activating the software, and loading any new optical modules and updates required.
However, processing can always be performed offline. No connection is needed for the AI processes, as your images are not sent to our servers.