GEOS goes WLAN

GEOS goes WLAN

Post by Andreas Bo » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 02:55:11


Hello all

This writing is from my IBM Butterfly notebook with a WLAN card. I am runing
NDO2000 with PC/DOS under it. Really funny to surf and use the Internet with
that old 486 notebook and a relative new network connection technology. And
this everywhere I like in my house, without any cables !!

OK, this PCMCIA card from Cisco Aironet PCM-350 is the only one where I
know, there are DOS drivers and utilities. It is only 11 Mbit, but this is
not a problem, because GEOS files are usally 10 times smaller then that from
$$$.
I use 128bit WEP (in real 104bit) and all is fine. The driver need 12kB
RAM, a 2kB window and LSL 5kB.

So, one of us could stay that sommer in the garden, using a old notebook
for surfing the Internet.

Yep, I think after this done, I will go to smoke a special cigaret.

Greetings from Switzerland

Andreas
 
 
 

GEOS goes WLAN

Post by hyubs » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 03:31:07

this is very interesting.. thank you for sharing it..

i am still playing with geos on usb thumb drives and think there is
potential there for selling geos preloaded on or packeaged with (on a
mini cd) USB thumb drives..

Imagine taking your whole operating system and data on a bootable thumb
drive that works in most modern computers.. as long as geos could
access the ethernet port in most modern pcs, this would be fantastic..
...

I am booting from the thumb drive using win98se startup disk files
loaded onto the drive, then modifying the autoexec to xcopy the geos
folder over to the ramdisk which win98se startup disk creates and which
i enlarged to 32MB, and running geos from there..

i tried this a year ago but had trouble booting thanks to an older
motherboard that just refuses to boot from the thumb drive .. but my
new motherboard with usb 2.0 on board boots fine from the thumb drive
with NO DRIVERS required.. geos even works fine with my logitech usb
optical mouse using the ps/2 mouse driver...



if your windows wont' boot for some reason, just plug in the geos USB
drive, boot from there and rescue your files using the geos graphical
environment....

 
 
 

GEOS goes WLAN

Post by Andreas Bo » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 08:51:30

Hello Hyubso

I tried booting from usb too. But i was unlucky because my PC's are too
old and the BIOS of my newer notebook doesn't support booting from USB sticks.
Maybe I have once time. What I'm interested in too is trying to use a USB
scanner with the USBASPI driver from Panasonic. The scanner test utility
from Grossib sees my USB CD drive...

There is still much to explore with new devices and GEOS. Even some persons
here have another meaning.

This good days we have.

Andreas


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GEOS goes WLAN

Post by JMGeithai » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 16:18:17

Hallo Andreas,



Wie hast Du das gemacht? Ich wuerde sehr gern mit DSL und PC/GEOS ins
Internet gehen. Kannst Du eventuell mal eine Schritt f
Schritt-Anleitung fuer Dummis wie mich verfassen?
Danke. Und liebe Gruesse in die Schweiz!

Johannes
 
 
 

GEOS goes WLAN

Post by fred » Mon, 08 Mar 2004 21:57:44

* Reply auf eine Mail in COMP.OS.GEOS.MISC (GEOS O/S by Geoworks in general.)

06 M 04 17:55:11, Andreas Bollhalder schrieb an All:

Hallo Andreas,
AB> runing NDO2000 with PC/DOS under it. Really funny to surf and use the
AB> Internet with that old 486 notebook and a relative new network connection
AB> technology. And this everywhere I like in my house, without any cables !!

Congratulations!


AB> Yep, I think after this done, I will go to smoke a special cigaret.

Nun, wie heisst es so sch? "Sie haben es sich verdient" ;-)#


cu, Fred

mailto:fred(at)koerper-hannover.de