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Subject  :  Howto Setup Home Network WinXP - OS/2 Warp4 ?
Author  :  LJX
Date  :  10 May, 2007 on 23:11
Hi all,

Please can you help me to setup a home network. I've reinstalled OS/2 on 1 PC hoping to use the OS2MT utility to apply all fixes, patches etc on a freshly installed partition but must use file and print sharing to share internet connection on XP machine as I have an iBurst wireless connection to my ISP and there is no support for OS/2

Don't know much if anything at all about networking and been searching all over the 'net for help on explaining networking and protocols but can't seem to get to grips with it.

I've got as far as installing NIC ( a CNet ProG-200S using the RealTek 8169 chipset ) and installed drivers via MPTS- all seems good and can ping my own card but not XP machine. Tried playing around with settings in XP and used the Network Setup Wizard. XP machine has an onboard RTL8139 NIC. I've also disables/uninstalled all Anti virus software and Comodo firewall but to no avail. Friend came over with laptop and XP preinstalled... setting up network was a snap using the wizard. Damn Small Live edition seems to use the network for internet access in a snap too Friend keeps chuckling at me telling me to just ditch OS/2 but damn him if I'm going to do that!! Shown him a few neat tricks like using shadows as shortcuts in XP, neat trick is that shortcuts don't update automatically- so move the original file and shortcut no longer works and I can do just about anything in OS/2 that 1 can do in XP without the overhead- OS/2 still runs fine on P1 200 with 256MB RAM.

Ultimately, want to get home network going to access net through XP machine and dump a whole lotta files to XP machine for backup purposes as old machine doesn't support current DVD drives available nor the super large HDD. Could you also help in recommending any good books for reading up on networking and all the protocols used plus their meanings- all Greek to me.

Awaiting your favourable reply.

Many thanks,

LJX


Subject  :  Re:Howto Setup Home Network WinXP - OS/2 Warp4 ?
Author  :  dljone9 dljone9@os2world.com
Date  :  11 May, 2007 on 02:46
The Bay Area OS/2 User group has an online .pdf file that lays out the basics for you:

http://www.baywarp.org/features/home.html



LJX (10 May, 2007 23:11):
Hi all,

Please can you help me to setup a home network. I've reinstalled OS/2 on 1 PC hoping to use the OS2MT utility to apply all fixes, patches etc on a freshly installed partition but must use file and print sharing to share internet connection on XP machine as I have an iBurst wireless connection to my ISP and there is no support for OS/2

Don't know much if anything at all about networking and been searching all over the 'net for help on explaining networking and protocols but can't seem to get to grips with it.

I've got as far as installing NIC ( a CNet ProG-200S using the RealTek 8169 chipset ) and installed drivers via MPTS- all seems good and can ping my own card but not XP machine. Tried playing around with settings in XP and used the Network Setup Wizard. XP machine has an onboard RTL8139 NIC. I've also disables/uninstalled all Anti virus software and Comodo firewall but to no avail. Friend came over with laptop and XP preinstalled... setting up network was a snap using the wizard. Damn Small Live edition seems to use the network for internet access in a snap too Friend keeps chuckling at me telling me to just ditch OS/2 but damn him if I'm going to do that!! Shown him a few neat tricks like using shadows as shortcuts in XP, neat trick is that shortcuts don't update automatically- so move the original file and shortcut no longer works and I can do just about anything in OS/2 that 1 can do in XP without the overhead- OS/2 still runs fine on P1 200 with 256MB RAM.

Ultimately, want to get home network going to access net through XP machine and dump a whole lotta files to XP machine for backup purposes as old machine doesn't support current DVD drives available nor the super large HDD. Could you also help in recommending any good books for reading up on networking and all the protocols used plus their meanings- all Greek to me.

Awaiting your favourable reply.

Many thanks,

LJX



Subject  :  Re:Howto Setup Home Network WinXP - OS/2 Warp4 ?
Author  :  david david_shearer@telstra.com
Date  :  11 May, 2007 on 14:58
In order to connect os/2 to windows xup you need to enable the netbios over tcpip protocols on both machines. you should also ensure both machines have the same workgroup lan name. by default xp is not setup to connect you need to edit the tcpip settings and select enable tcpip over netbios.

david


Subject  :  Re:Howto Setup Home Network WinXP - OS/2 Warp4 ?
Author  :  Terry tgindy@yahoo.com
Date  :  11 May, 2007 on 20:13

LJX (10 May, 2007 23:11):
Please can you help me to setup a home network. I've reinstalled OS/2 on 1 PC hoping to use the OS2MT utility to apply all fixes, patches etc on a freshly installed partition but must use file and print sharing to share internet connection on XP machine

Netbeui (NetBIOS over TCP/IP) is important:

I cannot personally help you like OS/2 World Forum Member, Ben Dragon, can help you in his four-part "Home Networking" series at OS/2 eZine in 2000...

P1 - http://www.os2ezine.com/20000516/homenetwork.html
P2 - http://www.os2ezine.com/20000616/homenetwork2.html
P3 - http://www.os2ezine.com/20000716/homenet.html
P4 - http://www.os2ezine.com/20000816/homenetwork.html

James Cannon also had a "Post-install Networking" OS/2 eZine that might be helpful...

http://www.os2ezine.com/20020616/page_6.html

Don't forget to check out Chris Clayton's "A Versatile Home Network" at OS/2 VOICE...

http://www.os2voice.org/vnl/past_issues/VNL0504H/vnewsf4.htm

Just a thought... it was easy to do an XP direct peer-to-peer with an XP laptop to XP desktop once I got a Networking Crossover Cable.


Subject  :  Re:Howto Setup Home Network WinXP - OS/2 Warp4 ?
Author  :  LJX
Date  :  12 May, 2007 on 01:37
Hi All,

Just wish to thank every one of you for all your help, I seem to be making progress now and will show off yet again how versatile my good old OS/2 system is to my mates

Once again, A Very Big Thankyou!

Regards,

LJX


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