IBM 9406-270 Install Media / Drive Recommendations?

jwsmobile jws at
Mon Nov 24 18:57:46 CST 2014

On 11/24/2014 2:56 PM, Kevin Monceaux wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 03:51:00PM -0600, Kevin Monceaux wrote:
>> or can 5250 emulator can be used for the console?
> That should have read:
>      or can any 5250 emulator be used for the console?
Perle made terminal emulator support for 5250.  You will need cables for 
the Twinax however.

You may want to try to get a card and all the gear to run it, but such 
as below would work too.


This sort of device takes a serial terminal attached to it and allows 
you to run as a 5250 twinax.

This is sold as a modem adapter, but the way you did dialup with this 
was to dial in with a serial terminal to this device.  You can also just 
use it as a 5250 device.  Note that a single 5250 twinax cable can 
attach more than one terminal by chaining them together all on a 
sequential cable.  I thin this one may be set up to allow you to have 
three ports, which would be nice.  Or attach a printer to one of the 
serial ports.

The Twinax connectors are marked 1 and 2 because you need to be able to 
loop thru it.

Goodluck with getting your setup going.  Too bad they didn't disclose 
the shipping details.  I hope they have SCSI drives in this late a 
model, so you can replace the disk drivews

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