OS/2 Warp, was Re: PCjr Telnet Server Test - Done!

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Wed Sep 17 09:58:17 CDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 07:44:20AM -0700, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> At 10:36 AM -0400 9/17/08, madodel wrote:
> >There are usually a copy or 2 on eBay relatively cheap.  But OS/2 
> >Warp had only dialup TCP support.  For full TCP/IP stack you need 
> >Warp Connect or Warp 4.

I have a copy of Warp at home that I never got around to installing.
IIRC, I got it in 1995 or 1996 as part of a big IBM giveaway, so
whatever version would have been out around then is what I have.
> I know Warp Connect only supports a *very* limited number of NIC's. 
> Finding one that is supported was my biggest challenge, and I was 
> pulling from a large pool of NIC's.

Back when NIC weren't $10 each, I remember the easiest to work with
(in terms of compatibility) were the NE2000 and clones (NE1000 for
8-bit machines), the WD (later SMC) 8013, and the 3C501, later displaced
by the 3C509.  Hopefully at least _one_ of those works with Warp
Connect.  Some of those even work on an Amiga with a GG2 Bus+ card
(i.e., not the 3Com cards).

Since about 1996, if I've reached for an ISA NIC for a PC, it's
pretty much been a 3C509 - cheap, abundant, and they've worked
with every OS I happen to have tried them on (mostly DOS, Windows,
and various flavors of *IX)

So what NIC _did_ you eventually go with?


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