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But the overhead of the parallel port does hurt performance, so while it is a good basic solution it will never beat the performance of an Ethernet adapter on a card. But you are right, there is some batch file in the packet driver package which automatically selects a driver. Ah now I understand options 3 4 and 5 are livecd and fdbasecd is too small so it does not contain the livecd: The only thing you have to correct manually is the IP of your router. The boot messages above show that the C:

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FreeDOS Networking in Virtualbox

After booting nwdsk or netboot- disk, you can look at the generated config and copy the relevant settings to your FreeDOS box: There are explanations about which variables can be set and to which values inside the default wattcp.

In the example above the driver is loaded into high memory by using the command ” LH “. But you are right, there is some batch file in the packet driver package which automatically selects a driver.

If I could look at and edit the fdauto. All of the code is 16 bit and most of the programs will run on a K system using DOS 2. Please ask Blair blairdude at gmail. More information on mTCP can be found at http: Enable the network adapter. On a modern operating system networking is a standard function and great effort has been made to make it easy to setup.


If you prefer to use the old memory manager of FreeDOS 1. The contents of that drive are on a diskimage on the cdrom. Protocol suites are interesting but most people do not interact with them; they use applications that hide the details of the protocol suite and underlying data transfer medium. Transfers on the parallel port were inherently faster than those over serial ports because of the nature of the parallel port.

Networking FreeDOS – FreeDOS

Maybe I should try and change it to A: If you are running DOS on such a high powered machine, Liad applaud you. CFG manually to use fixed IPs. O well when you get there you will see. The name of your host should show up. So be careful to have a firewall or a router between the machine and the internet! Brutman, mbbrutman at gmail.

For 8 bit ISA bus machines your choices are more limited. Most of my experience has been with packet drivers and related software; a list of additional resources is provided to help you understand packet driver based solutions and other solutions that I mentioned earlier.

BAT is the IP ” But the installer makes it pretty simple to set it up. Some DOS networking programs need to find the network configuration in C: The software interrupt to use is usually specified on the command line when the packet driver is loaded.


Retrieved from ” http: Enter the IP address of the server into the line freesos Serial ports are relatively easy devices to program and lots of people wrote software that uses the serial port.

If I could get shsudrv to load I bet it would run and I’m just guessing.

Install FreeDOS 1.2 with MS Client 3.0

Being realistic, you are not going to want to use DOS to surf the web. TXT as soon as possible. And although DOS came a little bit before the era of widespread networking on home computers, there was enough overlap such that reasonably good networking software exists for DOS.

There are lots of ways to connect computers together. It will run with a NEC V20 and it might be possible to recompile it to get rid of the specific instructions. The two responses seem to have got me working ok.

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