3Com 3Stations

From: Peter Pachla <peter.pachla_at_vectrex.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thu Aug 5 16:26:55 1999

Hi Jeff,

>You want some advice, eh? Okay. These beasties support
>CGA or EGA (you set this up from the setup screen...

Thanks, at least I know now not to fry an MDA monitor checking this out.... ;-)

>....and AFAIK, I'm pretty sure they support 1mb simms. (the
>later models had VGA, and supported more memory).

That would make sense, wasn't the '286 limited to a total of 4Mb physical RAM
(unless you added EMS)?

>....worked fin for most MS-DOS appz.

Yep, the fact that they're '286 based isn't a problem to me. I just want to use
them under DOS for running stuff like TurboBASIC etc.

>How do you make it boot? Ha. You have to have either: 3Com
>3+Start server software, or 3+Open Start (for OS/2 LanMan)....

Hmm, I was contemplating setting up OS/2 Warp on one of my machines....don't
have LanManager though. :-(

>I think I still have all of this stuff somewhere, ifn you
>want it....

I'll contact you off the list about this.

>....The only problem is, you'll need to dedicate a PeeCee
>just to run the boot services (and whatever other network
>services you want)....

Well, I was thinking about having a play with networking....one of the reasons
I dug the 3Com units out. :-)

  TTFN - Pete.

Hardware & Software Engineer. Sound Engineer.
Collector of Arcade Machines, Games Consoles & Obsolete Computers (esp DEC)
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