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September 28th, 2006, 11:59 AM
With all these cool programs by Mike Chambers, and BBS thread, I want to get my 5150 or 5160 connected to Internet :rolleyes:

My 5150 comes came with Western Digital Ethercard Plus card (BNC and AUI connections). I also have a D-Link DE-816TP rack mounted hub I can use to connect to my home network. It has 16 RJ45 sockets, but has 1x BNC and 1x AUI connections on the back.

I am not sure if the BNC and AUI connections on the back of the hub are suitable to connect to my 5150's connection...

Network card:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/D-Link-DE-816TP-10-Base-T-Ethernet-16-Port-Hub_W0QQitemZ9731914142QQihZ008QQcategoryZ11180QQs sPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
(it's not mine, but is on eBay..)

September 28th, 2006, 12:12 PM
Just found this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220032283074

It's not cheap, but if it works it could be useful. I am wondering how to set it up with drivers, etc to work if needed since it is a modern card.

September 28th, 2006, 12:59 PM
That is a 16 bit card.
You need the wfw 3.11 network install disks. Install the dos client and the packet driver for the ethercard plus. We use a configuration like this to run CT for field day every year. 4 dos 6.22 machines, cards and the basic packet drivers.

September 28th, 2006, 01:48 PM

October 11th, 2006, 04:58 AM
I have bought some 8 bit network cards.
First is Novell one from '88, unidentified card made and Taiwan and the best - two cards with RJ45 connector.
I want to use one of them, because it will be easy to connect it, but what drivers do I need?
They have some GROUP-TEK chips, Hyiunday and UMC.
On left part of the top they have stickers 'EN-2360'.

October 12th, 2006, 09:52 AM
Dongefeng, I think, that you can connect your 5150 to internet.
Get BNC or AUI cable, Lynx and packet driver.

You might have some troubles with getting correct packet driver.
I'am very frustrated with these drivers, because I can't find one that's suitable for my card...
Here you can find some: http://www.crynwr.com/drivers/.