Old DOS on topic yet?

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Fri Sep 26 09:22:45 2003

Ron Hudson <rhudson_at_cnonline.net> wrote:
> I would like to get an old single floppy DOS laptop machine
> on my local network. Anyone know how to get DOS to work with
> a PCMCIA card (uh too new?)

Thinking a bit further on this. Yes, it was/is possible -- the
earlier PCMCIA Ethernet cards came with drivers for MS-DOS (and
Windows 3.x). And there was sometimes a way to avoid the need for the
card and socket services morass, called a "point enabler" -- this was
a program, usually somewhat specific to the PCMCIA card and maybe to
the PCMCIA chipset in the computer, which simply did whatever was
needed to get the PCMCIA card mapped to appropriate addresses.
Then you would load a packet or ODI or NDIS driver for the card.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Fri Sep 26 2003 - 09:22:45 BST

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