[ct-user] laptop networking question
Darrell Neron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 12:44:42 -0400
Yes. At V26E last week we networked 2 laptops using CT. This is what u
will need to do.
Purchase PCMCIA Ethernet cards for both notebooks. I recommend a Linksys
EC2T. It lists for around $80. but I got mine on the WEB for about
$36.o0 w/free shipping.Usually, u also need a hub, but if just using 2
computers, use a twisted pair Ethernet cable(kind of like a regular null
modem serial network cable would be).
You will need NETTSR by K1TTT(free download at his site).
You will need to reboot in dedicated DOS mode.
The PCMCIA Ethernet card uses any free IRQ.
Identify com4 as NETWORK in CT, any baud or no baud,but do not load
comtsr4(NETTSR takes care of that)
You now have COM1 free to use for rig control, which is what we did.
The Ethernet networking operates at 10Mbps, or 1000 times faster than a
9600 baud serial network!
It operated flawlessly, not one Q missing out of 4000+ on 2 laptops.
73 Darrell AB2E/V26E
Rod Davis wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have two laptop computers, each with one serial port, each running
> I want to simultaneously
> 1. have each laptop controlling a rig, and
> 2. have the two laptops networked
> This usually requires two serial ports per computer.
> My questions are:
> 1. Has anyone done this already? How?
> 2. is it possible (in actual practice) to network the laptops using
> the bidrectional parallel ports?
> 3. Can PCMCIA USB ports be used in the DOS environment to network the
> two laptops
> without the use of ethernet adaptors? Where would I get driver
> software for that?
> I would greatly appreciate any help I can get on this subject.
> Rod KM6SN
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