on that note, i have alot of old kit (i dont know if this is the right place to say so, if not someone tell me where) sort of pentium 1ish some newer some older, more keyboards then you can shake a stick at (over every flavour, mostly ps2) and a hord of jsut other general junk, i am happy to give it away to anyone who wants it, either as a whole big pile, or piece meal if there is something specific you are hunting for, all tallied up there is easy a big van full.. (i mean hord) so, if anyone out there is keen, let me know, also if you contact me i can give you a better idea what is there


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Darryn Brooking <gible@gible.net> wrote:
EDay = BAD. 

This is the 3rd? time since that I could have passed on something I tossed.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Daniel Lawson <daniel@meta.net.nz> wrote:
Glenn Stuart Morrissey wrote:
> Hey Daniel
> Thanks for the great advise on ic/ppp settings. I had my old win 98
> machine that I do my maths work on and it had a modem, so i thought id
> give it a bash with your instructions in your emails. I had to consult a
> website http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics98, turns out that I had
> to install netBEUI and install ICS from the win 98 add new programs
> menu, but once that was done, my linux acer and my linux dell both had
> good connections. I had to remove the static IP address in my Vista
> machines network card settings, but once i had, it connected too.
> So thank you for all your help, and to the other members of WLUG who
> helped me out.

That's ok.

As a suggestion for a future project, you could install linux on an
older computer (probably best to not install X, and you might take it as
a chance to try a different distribution), and set it up as a router and
firewall.  Some of the "magic" has gone from this these days, as there
are plenty of distributions that are oriented towards doing this.

> Now I have to find an old PCMCIA network card for my old Dell 133
> Laptop, or a serial network connection if there is such a thing

$20 on trademe will get you a pcmcia 10/100 ethernet card. Be careful of
what you get, a lot of them need a small custom cable (commonly called a
dongle) that connects to the card and provides a physical RJ45 port, and
these can either be missing completely, or damaged - so get a card that
has a built-in rj45 port
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