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Old 19 October 2009, 19:19   #1
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EasyNet or AmiTCP for A600 WiFi?

I bought a wired Ethernet pcmcia card with Easynet a while ago. I expect I can't use it with my D-Link DWL-650 Wireless card on my A600, since it says A1200 on the box from AmigaKit. (Called them but support was busy and voicemailbox was full...)

My wireless card is 802.11b compliant and the 'Link' LED is lit up, which is a good sign, I guess? It has worked in the A1200 it came with, relevant - or not?

But if it does, which is the better solution for Wireless on A600 with simple things like IRC/FTP/EMAIL/Alynx?

Also, is there a guide for setting up wireless cards or is it just "install drivers, then AmiTCP, set IP stuff and go"?


But mainly I'm after opinions, tips, optimization - ClassicWB is pretty slow already on my A600 (specs in sig).

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Old 19 October 2009, 19:26   #2
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The D-Link DWL-650 is not an Amiga compatible card. It is CARDBUS and Amiga needs PC Card. Also not all electronically compatible cards work, the only drivers are for cards based on the PRISM2 chipset.

Amigakit's wireless cards are just re-boxed PC ones rebundled with freeware apps & drivers available on the Aminet. If you can find an Amiga compatible wireless card it should work in an A600 assuming the Prism2 driver (which is a free and open source one) does not require 020+

BTW: EasyNet is AmiTCP3!! If you have enough RAM, why not use MiamiDX? Just point Miami to the SANA II driver for the card and bingo.

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If it works in A1200 then it should work in an A600.

The AmiTCP3 included in EasyNet should work, just install the PRISM2 driver and point AmiTCP to it.
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[Edit: posted before refreshing the thread. Anyway.]
Thanks for links and info. But it was made in two versions, obviously, since my card doesn't look like your link but like the one on AmigaKit. It might be the case for many an ethernet card, so ehm... don't cry wolf, or something

Quote from Prism driver link: "It supports PCMCIA cards in the
A1200/A600"... so


So Prism2, AmiTCP, and then the apps I want? Sounds easy... but we all know... :P

I'll try now.

ps. What is "NETPCM003"?
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I think I will have to go to my provider's web page and log in (let it know about the Amiga IP) before being given access to the "rest of the web". I got Alynx... but if someone has has to do this, it would be nice to know your solution!
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