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04-18-2003, 12:16 AM
Hello, long time user, first time poster. It's been a long time away from Amiga, finally getting back into it.
So... Bought my A1200 a Linksys EC2T PCMCIA card today. Plugged it in, got it working, got rid of the few conflicting software programs. What I'd like to do is network it to my Dell PC for (hopefully) purposes of file & print sharing, as well as sharing an internet connection already on the Dell. Anybody here been where I am now and can offer any advice? Already have an older version of Miami which looks like it should work, but should I get Genesis? Samba? What sort of software do you recommend?
Thank you very much.
04-18-2003, 01:20 AM
Not a complete guide, but AmigaSamba.org (http://amigasamba.org) has quite a deal of information on this subject.
04-18-2003, 04:34 AM
04-18-2003, 05:59 AM
I use Miami and Samba here on my Pegasos, and it was very easy to setup.
Go to Miami's 'database', select 'hosts', add ip, name and alias(being the name of that computer.) and save settings.
I have made a script that sets up networking:
run >nil: smbfs Domain=plah volume=audio: client=foo "//dcs2/audio (e)"
run >nil: smbfs Domain=plah volume=wares: client=foo "//dcs2/wares (h)"
where dcs2 is the name of one of my networked computers.
04-18-2003, 03:41 PM
Oldsmobile_Mike offered modestly:...Already have an older version of Miami which looks like it should work, but should I get Genesis? Samba? What sort of software do you recommend?;-) Unless your copy of Miami has a keyfile, it will go offline every thirty minutes. This should be sufficient for testing purposes, but for long term use, you'll be better off with Genesis, the full version of which comes with AmigaOS 3.9.
:-D And definately try Samba. That combination is what I use to link my A4000 and A3000 to my WinNT PC, and they share files just fine. Mind you, I haven't tried sharing the Internet connection yet, and I don't have a printer.
i feel that this guide helped me out a bit, try it!
oh yeah, and look @ my post, the answers might help
my addition (http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2120)
04-19-2003, 02:34 PM
networking is long but it is worth it
it help with trasferring games to and from, cause then you can download any game off an emulator onto your amiga. of course if you already have it on the amiga, as an original *cough* bull-crap bull-crap*cough*
uurgh inferno that is one scary looking avatar! :-o :-o
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