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Old 19 June 2009, 23:19   #1
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TCP/IP on standard Amiga 1200

I was looking into networking my A1200, 2mb ram.

Hardware wise, I had a Dlink DE 660 PCMCIA card but this is only supported under NetBSD. I tried a Genius ME 3000 II card but the screen froze whenever I inserted it, even with the no-reset hardware fix. I then got a 3com card from Amiga Kit, which worked okay.

Software wise, I first installed AmiTCP demo version 4. I tried to get this going with SLIP and a null modem cable to a PC, but could not. With the above 3com card it works partially though, and this is the option I have stuck with.

I tried Miami, and at first had trouble installing it, but later the install worked, but it runs out of memory. The same situation is true of EasyNet which came from Amiga Kit, and Genesis. 2mb obviously is not enough for anything with a gui front end.

My current set up with AmiTCP, can work okay for connecting to a PC with Amiga Explorer, and also for ftp into my NAS. Name resolution however simply fails, using my local dns server or my isp. Also any connection to a host IP address on the internet comes back as refused.

I will probably leave this project for a while, and see if I can upgrade or troubleshoot the issues in the future.
 
Old 20 June 2009, 00:06   #2
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Switch to Miami with GTLayout instead of MUI and it will work.

But you cannot beat a PCMCIA compact flash card in terms of usability when it comes to transferring data
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Old 20 June 2009, 02:48   #3
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I'd upgrade it before trying anything like that, 2mb was not really enough for anything 'serious', even when they were first released.
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Old 01 July 2009, 11:03   #4
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My current set up with AmiTCP, can work okay for connecting to a PC with Amiga Explorer, and also for ftp into my NAS. Name resolution however simply fails, using my local dns server or my isp. Also any connection to a host IP address on the internet comes back as refused.
It really should work when correctly setted up. Have you looked what you've got in amitcp:db/resolv.conf file? Maybe trying to set NAMESERVER field by hand from there instead of using installer gui?
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If you can access resources on your LAN (NAS server, PC etc) but not the internet, you may want to make sure that your default gateway is entered / correct. Same with subnet mask. You will also want a DNS server that is on the internet unless your home DNS server is set up to forward requests to a server on the internet (most people don't have DNS servers in their homes)

Most common home subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and And your default gateway is the ip address of your broadband router. If you are connecting to the internet with a PC and PPPoE you will need to enable internet sharing on that PC.
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