I recently resurrected my A5000, bought a 2-4MB upgrade and thought I might try to get the machine connected to my local network.
The Oak Solutions 16 bit ClassNet podule was too cheap (UKP#15) not to try... (pictures)
My requirements are actually modest:
- Assign a fixed IPv4 address to my A5000 in my own home network (no DHCP necessary)
- Have access to my NAS, using NFS, Samba or even just FTP - commandline only is acceptable
First of all: are there other (A5000) network users with a similar setup?
I'd be happy to simply copy the software stack someone else figured out as you may imagine!
Then a lot of questions specific to this podule:
- The ROM modules from this podule are a bit annoying and take up a fair amount of boot-up time and RAM; they also interfere with *Configure'd options, such as setting #Floppies to 1.
My first attempts allow me to copy all modules out of RAM, but I think they self-modify on (boot-)load as they freeze up the system when I try to *RMLoad them from hard-drive. Is it possible to directly copy the ROM contents off the podule directly so I can lift it out of the board and just load them when I need them?
- Do I actually need any of these ROM modules to get a TCP/IP stack running with this hardware?
What would be the minimum set of modules I actually need? I would like to leave out at least the ClassADFS and Partitioner modules
- What additional and/or replacement modules do I need to properly setup TCP/IP networking and gain access to my NAS for backups and easy file exchange
- Does anyone have a manual, especially when it comes to the jumpers LK1..8?
- LK1 seems to switch the thin ethernet (10base2) on/off - is that correct?
- LK2-7 appear to switch between the AUI interface (10base5) and thin ethernet
- LK8 ?? unclear