[vcf-midatlantic] Greenbar printout DONE! - need ISA ethernet card

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 03:53:44 UTC 2021


Or just get a wifi modem if you have 2 serial ports

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 4:23 PM Michael Brutman via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> All you need is a card with a packet driver.  A card from the list you have
> there should be readily available.  You can also use a packet driver "shim"
> on top of ODI drivers for later cards.
>
> Contact me directly if you have problems, including weird crashes or
> performance problems.  It is almost always hardware or a noisy network, but
> I still like to root cause the problems and help fix them.  mTCP has a
> fairly comprehensive trace and debugging mechanism built into it.
>
> (The most recent tricky problem was somebody using a packet driver shim on
> top of ODI drivers; the ODI layer did not have enough available buffers so
> at small MTU settings and high speeds it was dropping packets, which was
> horrible for performance.  Increasing the buffers at the ODI layer made the
> machine run at full speed, which was over 850KB/sec sending and receiving
> on a 386-40.)
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 10:25 AM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>
> > Any card with a packet driver should work. Back in the day, we got many
> > cheap ne2000 clones to work with Microsoft TCP/IP 1.0a.
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 1:21 PM Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Will toss it into the truck for the next trip south just in case - will
> > > leave on top the server rack in CDL for pickup.
> > >
> > > martin
> > >
> > > On 2/28/2021 1:17 PM, Andrew Diller wrote:
> > > > Good question. MikeB would know, I can only test it :)
> > > >
> > > > I have not used mTCP before but hope to get something on the network,
> > > because getting the data for print-outs is the other half of the
> > problem...
> > > >
> > > > -andy
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> On Feb 28, 2021, at 1:13 PM, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic <
> > > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Andy,
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> 3COM ETHERLINK III 3C509B-TP work?
> > > >>
> > > >> Martin
> > > >>
> > > >> On 2/28/2021 1:06 PM, Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > > >>> OK that is useful. I am going to try to get some PC (one of the
> > compaq
> > > luggables) setup at VCF w/ networking (mTCP) and wordPerfect. Then
> tested
> > > to print to a VCF decwriter and some parallel printer (daisy wheel).
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Speaking of such, I will request that if any members have a
> > compatible
> > > card for mTCP:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Novell NE1000, NE2000 and clones
> > > >>> 3Com 3C503
> > > >>> WD/SMC 8003 series
> > > >>> Intel EtherExpress 8/16
> > > >>> Davicom DM9008F
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Would they consider donating an extra to VCF for this effort? I'm
> not
> > > aware of any cards at VCF for this. If you coming to VCF repair day
> > please
> > > consider bringing it!
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Thanks.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> -andy
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> On Feb 28, 2021, at 12:43 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
> > > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> FYI - Here is a post I made with a quick how-to print ascii files
> > the
> > > >>>> DecWriter II, back in 2014
> > > >>>> https://www.vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=557
> > > >>>> Bill
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 12:38 PM Dean Notarnicola via
> > vcf-midatlantic
> > > <
> > > >>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>> Eak!!!
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 12:32 PM Jeff Salzman via
> vcf-midatlantic <
> > > >>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>>> They say loud irritating noises keep rodents away... so there's
> > > that. :)
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 9:07 AM Andrew Diller via
> vcf-midatlantic
> > <
> > > >>>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > >>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>> Also remind me to never get into a printer competition with
> Mike
> > > >>>>> Loewen,
> > > >>>>>>> those are some monster printers I saw on that page (for having
> at
> > > your
> > > >>>>>>> house)...
> > > >>>>>>>
> > > >>>>>>>
> > >
> >
>


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