[vcf-midatlantic] PC needed for VCFed BBS
wfdudley at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 20:54:31 EDT 2017
I've got an NE2000 clone that I can supply with the machine.
The motherboard has a 100baseT NIC built-in, but I doubt there's a DOS
driver for that.
If the NE2000 clone is sufficient, then we don't have to ask anyone else
for a NIC.
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On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:19 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Well, the sooner I get the machine, the sooner I can get the BBS up and
> running for the museum. Once that's up and running stable, I will work on
> setting up the external connections. As for the ram for the machine, the
> MajorBBS software uses the Phar-Lap Extender, so the more memory it has,
> the better it will run, especially for when it's connected to the "outside"
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:14 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > On 04/26/2017 06:18 PM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >> This computer has TWO slots for cards. One has a sound card in it, the
> >> other is empty.
> >> So if you want a DOS Ethernet connection, you'll need to find a NIC that
> >> works with DOS,
> >> and populate that second slot.
> >> If you need more than the two on-motherboard serial ports, you'll need
> >> remove the sound
> >> card and put a serial card in there.
> >> The riser board that has the "slots" has to PCI connectors, plus one of
> >> the
> >> slots also has an
> >> ISA expansion connector, so it can "swing both ways".
> > I have at least 2 ISA NICs from the DOS era.I have no use for them.
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