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pine-koan
November 3rd, 2009, 05:58 AM
If anybody needs a cheap 5250 connection for an as/400 console, there's a free DOS 5250 package on the IBM FTP site ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/networking/pub/products/5250/lite5250.exe
I used this software with a 5250 PCI adapter I got from ebay. Since I already had a DOS PC around, it was much cheaper than buying a twinax terminal.

IBMMuseum
November 3rd, 2009, 08:15 AM
If anybody needs a cheap 5250 connection for an as/400 console, there's a free DOS 5250 package on the IBM FTP site ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/networking/pub/products/5250/lite5250.exe
I used this software with a 5250 PCI adapter I got from ebay. Since I already had a DOS PC around, it was much cheaper than buying a twinax terminal.

Although it is mostly AS/400s now, 5250 emulation will work to connect to the System/34s, 36s, and 38s as well. Is your 5250 PCI adapter from IBM? When I have an opportunity, I can test the software with the ISA and microchannel (single-session card, as I have software for the multi-session adapter, and don't think this software will work with it) IBM 5250 adapters.

pine-koan
November 3rd, 2009, 08:24 AM
Although it is mostly AS/400s now, 5250 emulation will work on the System/34s and 36s as well. Is your 5250 PCI adapter from IBM? When I have an opportunity, I can test the software with the ISA and microchannel (single-session card, as I have software for the multi-session adapter, and don't think this software will work with it) IBM 5250 adapters.

It is an IBM PCI 5250 Express adapter. I don't have the exact model. The software's configuration program shows six different types of adapters, including ISA ones, PCMCIA cards, and a microchannel adapter.

IBMMuseum
November 3rd, 2009, 10:26 AM
...The software's configuration program shows six different types of adapters, including ISA ones, PCMCIA cards, and a microchannel adapter.

The microchannel adapter it references is probably this one (http://www.ibmmuseum.com/OhlandL/misc/5250.html). A full-length microchannel version was called the "System 36/38 Workstation Emulation Adapter/A", and is able to do multiple emulation sessions. I'll eventually get it documented better, along with the IBM ISA versions.