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    #31
    Originally posted by cauldron_ View Post
    Ok, thanks that was very helpful. I will try it. As far as i can undestand, the DHCP will tell me the IP, gateway and nameserver and will save it in a .cfg file. And the other utilities will read from this file.
    Yup, that's it. Documentation explains how to get your config file set up - and there is a sample included you can either rename and modify, to use, or create another following its general format. DHCP updates the IP address etc in the file.

    Make sure you set up the environment variable...docs also explain how to do this, keep an eye out for that term in the docs and you'll find it.
    Enthusiast of keyboards with springs which buckle noisily.

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      #32
      Hi !

      Did any of you try this kind of serial dongle ?
      It should be able to be able to log on a wifi network, and it should be possible to use the serial port to communicate...

      https://www.ebay.fr/itm/292746239776....c101195.m1851

      I would like to use my XT to use a telnet client (Kerbal OS stuff... ).

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        #33
        I'd like to get a modem working on mine at some point.
        Once upon a time, the internet sucked because it came through the phone. Now the phone sucks because it comes through the internet.

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          #34
          Well, I finally chose to use a wifi travel router, configured in client mode.
          While waiting for my ISA LAN card to arrive, I did set it up with my modern laptop. It will be simpler with the mTCP suite.

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            #35
            As for DOS browsers, FreeDOS mentions links & dillo, FWIW.

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              #36
              I have a 3com 16-bit EtherLink III NIC with 3c509.com packet driver

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                #37
                I also use the 3com Etherlink III on both my XT and AT.
                Here's a quick video: https://youtu.be/RP1umL0JIoM
                You will need a patched config program (3ccfg.exe) for the XT - I attached a file with the patched software and 3c509 driver if you need them
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                  #38
                  It works !
                  The mTCP tools are wonderful.

                  I'm trying to write some batch to send the system time (updated from a NTP server) to my multi-function card.

                  BTW, my problem is that the NTP tool displays the date&time and eventually sets the system clock, but that my multi-function card tools don't allow me to directly get the system clock to put it in the RTC module. I have to input it.
                  Last edited by PePe-fr; June 5, 2021, 11:52 PM.

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