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Laaca(R)

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Czech republic,
04.01.2014, 11:23
 

Wireless internet in DOS (Announce)

I found interresting tip for wireless internet solution working in DOS.
Guys from DOSCORE.NET recomend device Vonets VAP11G. You can buy it on eBay

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DOS-u-akbar!

mbbrutman(R)

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Washington, USA,
05.01.2014, 22:26

@ Laaca

Ethernet to Wireless Bridges

Just to clarify, that device looks like a "bridge" that allows a machine with a wired Ethernet connection to connect to a wireless access point. The DOS machine still uses its original Ethernet card and does not know about the bridge device. The bridge device handles the WiFi part of the connection.

I have heard good things about the Asus WL-330N for this use. It is sold as a "travel" router for use in places where you have a wired Ethernet connection and you need wireless, but it also has other modes including the bridge mode. I just purchased and am waiting for a Zyxel MWR102 which is a similar device. I plan on using it to get my old DOS machines onto my WiFi.

These devices require some configuration before you can use them. You need to set the operating mode (bridge instead of access point) tell them which WiFi network to connect to, and provide any keys up front. This generally requires a web browser so you might need to do the initial setup with a more modern machine and then move the device.

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
06.01.2014, 10:04
(edited by iw2evk, 06.01.2014, 13:59)

@ mbbrutman

Ethernet to Wireless Bridges

Hi guys,

Tplinks have a similar device : one side to connect to ethernet line, in the other side they are a "cube" with integrated a wifi transceiver and some usb port.

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=218&model=TL-MR3020
http://www.tp-link.it/products/details/?categoryid=218&model=TL-MR3020#spec

By setting you can configure like wifi device od usb uhb or wifi AP.
NOTE : if you connect a usb dongle for umts/3G data over cell net , you can use it without problem in DOS (ask for it to Andrea936 on forum adress list).
The problem remain the same : for configure can be <used WIN$ because at 192.168.1.1 they are a javascr*** page , and dos browser don't handle this
format (may be with new links 2.8 JS ?)

I suspect this devices are the only one possibility for new device usb/3g for dos , because the industries are not intersted to release drivers for dos and no one programmers are intersted to developping free new drivers for usb dongles in dos :(

Roberto

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