[vcf-midatlantic] Windows 3.11 Networking

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Fri Mar 4 12:31:47 EST 2016

On 03/04/2016 12:20 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Herb,
> Yes I do have experience with WinSock, in fact that's what I used back then
> with a modem set up on Win 3.1 on a home PC.  Because I have a network
> available to me in my house now, something that would have been unheard-of
> back then, I took advantage of it and went with the TCP/IP direct
> connection method.  Made less sense to use WinSock given lack of a modem.

This brings back memories. AT&T Starlan (3B's, Windows
WFW/3.11). Winsock, SLIP, PPP, Modems and something to do with Clarkson
to load more than one Network stack. Since I did support for AT&T Starlan
we tended to do the ridiculous to see what was possible.

My home network had 3B1's, a beige box PC and an NAU (serial to Network
interface). A few years later the 3B1's had died but I was loading up
Linux on beige boxes (my 6386sx which I still have). I upgraded from
1BaseT (unofficial) to 10BaseT. But I still have plenty of splinters
from the coax. I bet 6386sx still has the Realtek NE2000 clone in it.

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