[TRLog] Networking Dedicated TR Machine

Kevin Arber karber@smart.net
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 17:23:51 -0500

You shouldn't have any trouble using the hub upstairs.  Assume that
you will be able to run Windows on the shack computer.  I do exactly
the same thing here at my shack.  Changed the startup of the shack
computer so I could select a DOS boot for TR and a couple of other
programs, but use it in WIN98 the rest of the time.

To give yourself a BOOT Menu:

Add the following lines in the [options] section of the MSDOS.SYS

; HexFF Boot Menu

This menu will  automatically default to a windows boot in 15 seconds.
If you press the ENTER key it will boot immediately.  It gives you an
opportunity to select other options.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr@contesting.com>
To: <trlog@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:05 AM
Subject: [TRLog] Networking Dedicated TR Machine

> I hope some of the computer jocks here can help me out.
> I am building up a separate computer to use for TRLog only.  My main
> computer is Ethernetworked to a hub downstairs, to which are
connected my
> wife's computer and our cable modem.  I would like to network the TR
> machine to the main shack machine, but don't know how to do it.  Two
> possibilities occur to me --
> Use a second hub upstairs in the shack, connected to the two PCs and
> network cable going downstairs.  I think this should work and hubs
> cheap, but will it?
> Use a second NIC in the shack computer and run a network cable to
the TR
> machine.  I don't know if Win98SE can support what amount to two
> at once.  Would I have to run Windows on the TR machine, or is there
such a
> thing as a DOS driver for a 10 MHz Ethernet card?
> Thanks!
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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