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Windows 7: Sharing a connection with an old MS-DOS 6.22 machine

20 Jun 2010   #1

LMDE, Win7 x64
Sharing a connection with an old MS-DOS 6.22 machine

I have a Compaq Portable II running MS-DOS 6.22 (from a 20, count'em, 20 megabyte hard drive). For retrocomputing purposes, I'd like to run DosLynx, ssh/telnet and a (yet to be defined) IRC client on it.
I can't connect it straight to my router (too far away, impractical to run a cable), so I want to connect it to my main computer, running Windows 7 x64 and with a wifi link to the router.
I configured connection sharing in win7, then found a DOS packet driver for the ethernet card in the Portable II (an AMD PCNET one). Said driver apparently works (I run it with INT=0x60 and it autodetects the other settings), but then I've no idea what to do. Doslynx reports a DHCP error every time I try connecting to a website.

Little help?

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21 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

DOS probably can't handle what you are trying to feed it and/or just not going to happen via Win7, M$ is a fan of end of life support cycles... and this is way beyond...

Good luck though, I was an old QEMM guru back in the day.
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27 Jun 2010   #3

LMDE, Win7 x64

I thought ethernet communication was universal?

I tried running a long cable straight to the (DHCP-enabled) router, and the old computer behaves exactly the same...
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