[ct-user] Let's talk about CT networking

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg@contesting.com
8 Nov 2001 16:56:41 -0800

I don't understand.  Was your question hypothetical, or did you experience an actual problem?

If you run CT from a DOS window, you are virtually assured to eventually have problems ESPECIALLY when dealing with the serial ports, whether for CW keying, TNC connection, or CT networking.  Just because some of it worked at one time, or works now, doesn't mean it will continue to work.

Did you run CT in a window as you said you did, or did you really boot to DOS?

73 Mike N2MG

On Thu, 08 November 2001, Ciprian Sufitchi wrote:

Hello, guys. I received a lot of answers. Thank you.

N2MG wrote:

Absolutely the first thing you need to do is to NOT start CT in a window.  Boot directly to DOS and then proceed with running CT.

AD1C wrote:

Now that I read the message again, and saw Mike's response, I'm sure that's the 
source of the problem. You can shut down Windows to a DOS prompt then try to 
run CT that way. There are some "Hints and Kinks" on the www.k1ea.com web site 
if you want Windows to give you a boot menu when you power up the computer. 
This way you can boot to DOS without having to run the Windows startup first.

*** Not Windows is the problem. My example was not good. Let's suppose I have two DOS computers running CTs. In fact, I used properly CT over Windows 95 and I successfully connected two computers via a TNC link.

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