So I thought I could simply take my OS/2 2.0 install on Qemu with an ISA NE2000 and simply upgrade it to OS/2 2.1 and it’d work, right?
So after an hour screwing around with various drivers, I found of all things, the PCI NE2000 will work. Â The driver is available os2site.com
Thankfully the NIF’s and OS2 bits work right so you can actually use LAPS to configure it, once you copy the NIF & OS2 files into the c:\ibmcom\macs directory.
And then with that in place configured for user mode networking (10.0.2.15/255.255.255.0/10.0.2.2 DNS 10.0.2.3)
All is working as expected. Â I’m hoping that the DPMI emulation is better in 2.1 vs 2.0. Â Although what is interesting is that after applying XR06200, my OS/2 2.1 is now 2.11 …
Don’t forget to patch OS/2 to 06200, and install u64092d to bring both OS/2 and the TCP/IP stack up to the last version… otherwise it doesn’t actually work.
Great work on how you got networking to work under OS/2 2.1, Neozeed!
I’ve been trying to find instructions on how to install networking under OS/2 2.1 and 2.11, but I can’t seem to find it. 🙁
If it is possible, can you provide a tutorial on how to install networking under OS/2 2.1 and 2.11 under emulators such as Qemu or PCem?
yeah the installation is … not very straight forward. As much as people complain about Microsoft, they really got their stuff together for Windows for Workgroups & Windows NT.
While all the components are there is MS-DOS & OS/2 the actual implementation leaves plenty to be desired.
I agree. The installation of networking is indeed complicated and requires a lot of work to get things right. It’s gonna take a lot of work to for me to get networking working on OS/2 Warp 3 and earlier.