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FreeAXP+Wi-Fi

Post by paolo_r » Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:18 pm

I'm running FreeAXP/OpenVMS on an ethernet linked laptop which, amongst other things, allows me to use FTP to communicate with my host laptop and use VMS-IDE to do OpenVMS work and communicate with the emulated operating system,

On another laptop I only have wi-fi (not ethernet) and, having studied the VirtualAlpha User Guide, I find I need to establish a bridge TAP adapter to make wi-fi work. This takes me way out of my knowledge zone.

Has anyone set up a wi-fi based FreeAXP/OpenVMS working system with FTP access? If so can you provide any info on how to set up such a system?

I'm running Windows 10.

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Re: FreeAXP+Wi-Fi

Post by paolo_r » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:24 pm

Well everybody must still be running on ethernet or it's too difficult to set up FreeAXP on wi-fi ;)

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Re: FreeAXP+Wi-Fi

Post by bclaremont » Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:10 pm

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Re: FreeAXP+Wi-Fi

Post by paolo_r » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:08 pm

Thanks.

Unfortunately there are no Ethernet drivers available on the Intel website for my wi-fi adapater (Killer 1535 Wireless).

However, since I have VirtualBox and VMWare also on my laptop there are drivers installed for VirtualBox Host Only Ethernet adapter, VMWare Virtual Ethernet Adapter VM1 and VM8 plus a Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter. As I am not exactly an expert in networking I am not sure whether any of these virtual adapters could be used to bridge with my wi-fi. Also does it matter which one I choose?

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Re: FreeAXP+Wi-Fi

Post by bclaremont » Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:58 am

I doubt it matters much. A simpler fix might be to acquire one (or even two) USB NICs and use them.
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Re: FreeAXP+Wi-Fi

Post by paolo_r » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:14 pm

OK. I'll try with on of the virtual adapters first and then get a USB NIC if that fails. Thanks

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