Author Topic: Connecting to the internet on OS/2 Warp 4.0  (Read 201 times)

Nivi Underborn

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Connecting to the internet on OS/2 Warp 4.0
« on: July 16, 2017, 09:13:09 pm »
When installing OS/2 Warp 4 for the first time, I put my IP address and subnet mask into the internet setup portion of the installation. But as expected, I was unable to connect to the internet via Netscape due to time most likely.

Is there a browser that is still supported by OS/2 Warp 4, or a way to connect to the internet at all on this OS?


If there is a way, or a tutorial that you may know of, please let me know.


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Dave Yeo

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Re: Connecting to the internet on OS/2 Warp 4.0
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 09:30:54 pm »
You pretty well have to update your Warp V4 to v4.5 by applying all the free fixes available. Fixpak 15, the Device driver Fixpak 2, and the MPTS upgrade to give the 32 bit stack at least to run newer browsers. Even Netscape 4.61 needs fixpak #5 IIRC.
Might be easier to install one of the convenience packages, such as at https://winworldpc.com/product/os-2-warp-4/os-2-warp-452
If you decide to go the update route, I'm sure we can help but personally it is going to take some remembering.

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Re: Connecting to the internet on OS/2 Warp 4.0
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 10:28:33 pm »
Netscape 2.02 runs under a fresh Warp 4 installations. Later versions require an updated IP stack included with higher revisions of MPTS. Fixpak XR_M005 should be applied for compatibility with newer applications. Fixpak 9 or 11 are better choices.

Upgrading Warp 4 to the latest level is quite easy:
1. Applying all fixes for components no longer supported by CP1
2. Update installation with CP1 (4.51)
3. Applying all fixes for components no longer supported by CP2
4. Update installation with CP2 (4.52)
5. Applying latest fixpaks

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Re: Connecting to the internet on OS/2 Warp 4.0
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:41:55 pm »
Is there a browser that is still supported by OS/2 Warp 4

No browser, no future. Netscape (old), Mozilla (old), Firefox/SeaMonkey, and several Qt-based browsers like Dooble, QtWeb and Qupzilla. Netscape can be an efficient choice for browsing simple local HTML 4 files, like some manuals. It loads fast. In the end, with a fully updated system and enough RAM, you'd use Firefox for real browsing.

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Re: Connecting to the internet on OS/2 Warp 4.0
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:05:24 pm »
What Network adapter card have you selected for OS/2?

Can you post the contents of your  c:\mptn\bin\setup.cmd  file, and c:\mptn\etc\resolv2 file

From there we can start the process of ensuring you can get past the first step, that is talking via TCP/IP to your host machine.

Once that is done we can look at apps such as Netscape/Firefox etc.
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Ian B Manners