file transfer

file transfer

Post by Coli » Mon, 10 Oct 2005 23:43:28



Hi Floyd

What make/model of ethernet card is it/ and how is it connected to the
A4000? ie GG2 busboard.

Google will provide some info with these details.
 
 
 

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Post by FLOYD GREA » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 01:25:19

I've got a couple questions about getting some large files off my A4000 and
onto a new PC I've got. Firstly my PC has come with a network card
installed and I've managed to obtain an old ISA PC Network card which I have
put in the A4000. Autoconfig recognises the card and now I need a way
getting it talking to my PC. I've got a crossover cable to connect the two
and my PC is on XP so that has all the software, but what about the Amiga
side?

The card in the Amiga I have no drivers for it (its old and I was given it
for free), so is there out there a generic network card driver for the
Amiga's ISA slots? Plus I'm aware I need TCP/IP installed on the Amiga, I
downloaded version 2.2 off Aminet, but not installed it yet as it needs
setting information during the install process that I don't know the answers
to.

If anyone can give us a bit of help or advice on this I'd be very grateful,
as this would be the best way for me to swap large files between the two.

Failing that I've been offered the use of a parallel port Zip drive which a
friend uses on his PC laptop. Do drivers for this exist for the Amiga?

Cheers,

Floyd

 
 
 

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Post by FLOYD GREA » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 02:11:44

Colin,

Need to check on make model, providing its written on the card somewhere,
cos that is how I got it. Anyway, its plugged straight into the expansions
slots. Am I right in thinking this won't work as I've been reading you need
a PC bridgeboard in the Amiga for it to read ISA cards plugged into the
Zorro slots?

If this is true I'll try and get a Zip driver or last resort a null modem
cable and transfer that way, the latter being really really slow!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Coli » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 02:19:12

Don`t know if you need a bridgeboard or not.
But I can tell you that there is a driver for the parallel port zipdrive; but the bad news is, you have to use homebrewed adapter,
that connects both the para+joystick ports to be able to use it. (stuff that)
 
 
 

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Post by Coli » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 02:37:46


ppazip
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~some-e/amiga/amizip/
 
 
 

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Post by FLOYD GREA » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 02:59:47

heers for that mate, but yeah don't like the look of that adaptor!!! Modem
cable seems my only option after all :-(

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Post by Coli » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 03:11:56

here are other options:
laplink/parallel cable ..paradise
amigaHD mounted in the PC, and accessed via winuae.
more ideas if required.

But by far, tcp/ip is the best option.


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Post by FLOYD GREA » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 03:56:04

ou've made me think actually, my PC doesn't have a parallel port, but I can
borrow a laptop from work that does and should have a CD burner. My A4000
only has a CDROM and SCSI2 CD burners aren't easy to find these days,
otherwise that would have done. Anyway laplink transfer is much less
painful than a serial one so I'll try and sort that out.

Did want to actually network them together, but looking tricky without
drivers and/or proper hardware.

Cheers again mate, much appreciated.

Floyd

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Post by Harry Pate » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:43:24


I download all my PC files to the Amiga to avoid any virus problems then
transfer them to the PC via a 100 meg Zip scsi drive. I had to get a
scsi
card for my PC to make this possible but the parallel method should work
as well and I have had no problems except for the file names being
shortened.

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Post by Harry Pate » Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:45:09