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OS2 Warp on Compaq LTE Elite!

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    #16
    Having a quick gander it seems at one point I installed the Remote Access Client from my Warp Server 4 package which will explain the differences. And yes it is just a vanilla v3 looking at the boot screen.

    I was using Gotcha! but now back to using PCCamera again for the screen shots.
    Last edited by Caluser2000; August 1, 2013, 01:33 AM.
    Thomas Byers (DRI)- "You'll have a million people using the A> [MS-DOS prompt] forever. You'll have five million using [nongraphic] menu systems such as Topview, Concurrent PC-DOS, Desq, and those types. But there'll be 50 to 100 million using the iconic-based interfaces."

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      #17
      I'm totally fine with static ip, that's what I have been using on all my old windows install. I just would have tried DHCP if it was there to see if it would get things working.

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        #18
        I have found some interesting information out that might help us figure out what's going on.

        - The wifistate utility shows that I'm connected to the router.
        - I have tried with both a router and my phone as an access point (which both work fine in Windows 95).
        - I can move the laptop farther away and closer and see the signal to the router/ap increase and decrease.
        - I can suddenly turn off the router/ap and the wifistate utility shows that it is no longer connected.

        I say all that because upon investigation neither the router or my phone reports a connection from the laptop! How could the wifistate utility report that it is connected if it really wasn't connected? I think this is the root of the problem.

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          #19
          You may need to change the password connection method on the router. OS/2 Warp predates many of the wireless protection methods. I think you will have to set the router to use WEP with 64-bit encryption for OS/2 to transfer data with the router. Yes, this makes it easy for anyone else to enjoy your router.

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            #20
            I was going with open for the initial tests. No reason to try out WEP if open doesn't work...

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              #21
              Thanks Cal for the picture/comparison.
              Looking to acquire: IBM 5100, Altair 8800

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                #22
                Caluser, I don't guess your also using an Orinoco card are you? If so then I could steal your config.sys to look at and a few other settings. It might help me pin down what the deal is.

                I have three places where I have SSID settings:
                - in my profile.ini (the MMTP setttings updated this for me)
                - in the MMTP settings for my orinoco card
                - in the wifistate utility

                Another thing that I don't know if this is normal or not:
                1. During bootup and the LAN/MMTP initialization (console during boot) the lights on the card come on and both blink a few times
                2. Once booted into OS/2 both lights blink every 10 seconds
                (From the manual "The PC Card works fine, but did not yet succeed establishing a wireless connection with the wireless Infrastructure.")
                3. Once I start up the wifistate utility the power light comes on and the lights act as if connected correctly
                4. If I exit the wifistate utility the card stays active

                Maybe if I could get the card to connect during step #1 or #2 things would work?
                Last edited by pcm2a; August 1, 2013, 02:11 PM.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by barythrin View Post
                  Thanks Cal for the picture/comparison.
                  You're welcome. Happy to share. For some reason they had File Sharing as NO though. I suspect that was to push the server product line.

                  pcm2a I'm strickly a wired guy for my old stuff. I do have a PCMIA wireless Cisco card I'm going to have a crack at sometime though.
                  Last edited by Caluser2000; August 2, 2013, 02:40 PM. Reason: Additions
                  Thomas Byers (DRI)- "You'll have a million people using the A> [MS-DOS prompt] forever. You'll have five million using [nongraphic] menu systems such as Topview, Concurrent PC-DOS, Desq, and those types. But there'll be 50 to 100 million using the iconic-based interfaces."

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                    #24
                    More nuggets of almost useless information...

                    - On my router (WRT54G, Tomato) I can see the mac address of the Orinoco connected. I found that very interesting.
                    - On my phone (access point) I do not see the Orinoco connected, also interesting...

                    As to the blinking lights that I describe in the post above:
                    - I took out my Orinoco Gold card and put in my Orinoco Silver card (upgraded to Gold firmware)
                    - During the bootup with this card the power light does come on and it makes it's real but not real connection to my router/ap
                    So I guess that's not causing my problems. I wonder why one powers on and one doesn't, but both will power on once OS/2 is booted up.

                    - Taking either card out while OS/2 is running means that's the end of that, until you reboot. Not very plug and play.

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                      #25
                      Tried a fixpack to upgrade from 8.2 to 8.25. Fixpack installed great, get a trap during boot Good thing I made a partition backup first.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by pcm2a View Post
                        Tried a fixpack to upgrade from 8.2 to 8.25. Fixpack installed great, get a trap during boot Good thing I made a partition backup first.
                        You can back out of fixpacks with a little work https://www.allthingsdigital.nl/2001...n-os2-fixpack/
                        I had a similar issue on my old Warp 4 box with Fixpack 15 so backed out and installed 14.

                        OS/2 Warp had some cool stuff like backing up desktop/system settings well before it was incorporated into MSs offerings.
                        Last edited by Caluser2000; August 2, 2013, 02:43 PM.
                        Thomas Byers (DRI)- "You'll have a million people using the A> [MS-DOS prompt] forever. You'll have five million using [nongraphic] menu systems such as Topview, Concurrent PC-DOS, Desq, and those types. But there'll be 50 to 100 million using the iconic-based interfaces."

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                          #27
                          Day 999 troubleshooting update, lol. Today I downloaded the Xircom (parallel ethernet) drivers. Took about 10 seconds to remove the Orinoco and install the Xircom. Rebooted and the network works fine. I'm thinking my next step is to locate some other drivers for this Orinoco card. Some sites day to use the Artem driver some say to use the Prism driver. The Artem woudn't power on either of my Gold cards, so I went with the prism. Maybe I can find an older version of it.

                          I also have this Wavelan card on the way. The model number is the same on the back PC24E-H-FC but maybe it will use a different chipset. For example there are Wavelan pcmcia drivers for Win 3.1 but there are not Orinoco drivers. I'll give it a shot when it comes in next week.

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                            #28
                            There's a Prism driver at http://www.josephn.net/rare_drivers which may or may not function Come across the site looking for Aironet 350 Dos drivers.
                            Last edited by Caluser2000; August 3, 2013, 01:53 PM.
                            Thomas Byers (DRI)- "You'll have a million people using the A> [MS-DOS prompt] forever. You'll have five million using [nongraphic] menu systems such as Topview, Concurrent PC-DOS, Desq, and those types. But there'll be 50 to 100 million using the iconic-based interfaces."

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                              #29
                              2.0 RC4 is the generic prism driver that I had been using with the "partial success". I've been looking for an older version of it but no luck yet.

                              I find people reporting they have had success with an "ibmprism.exe" and an "ibmwifi2.exe". I tried found the "ibmprism.exe" but the card did not power on with it. I see billions of references to the ibmwifi2.exe" but have not found a copy to download. Keep an eye out for it.

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                                #30
                                Seems it was a down load available to Software Choice subcribers but the files could well be in the eComstation demo cd- http://www.ecomstation.com/democd/

                                I've also PMed a possible useful link. It's a directory listing from eC.
                                Last edited by Caluser2000; August 2, 2013, 06:31 PM.
                                Thomas Byers (DRI)- "You'll have a million people using the A> [MS-DOS prompt] forever. You'll have five million using [nongraphic] menu systems such as Topview, Concurrent PC-DOS, Desq, and those types. But there'll be 50 to 100 million using the iconic-based interfaces."

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