OS/2 Warp, was Re: PCjr Telnet Server Test - Done!
holger.veit at iais.fraunhofer.de
Thu Sep 18 01:58:49 CDT 2008
Zane H. Healy schrieb:
>> 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 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.
>> Warp 4 is a bit better in that regard.
>> Peace... Sridhar
> I don't doubt it, though I've never even seen V4, and mainly used V2 & V2.1.
> The thing everyone should remember is that when Warp 3 came out network
> cards in PC's still weren't that common. They weren't uncommon, but
> definitely not standard like they've become.
Provided the machine is not so old to have something like PCI, you can
meanwhile use many modern ETH cards with OS/2. For 2.0 and 2.1, you need
the separate TCP/IP product (including LAPS), and the normal ETH drivers
for Warp Connect, Warp 4 and eComstation will usually still work. The
mentioned "demo" version of Warp 4 can help to obtain the missing stuff.
In the past when I worked on XFree86/OS2, I had more than once mixed
drivers between different OS/2 versions - it was extremely compatible.
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