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BOOTP not supported?

Maxspeed Maxterm 5140
August 17, 2008 at 05:48:59
Specs: FreeDOS, Geode 300/64MB

I bought a cheap thin client on ebay because I wanted to mess with DOS on-line. I got the packet driver and WGET for DOS. The driver is installed and working. If I plug my system directly into my internet router, it works and I have internet. But if I plug into my wireless router, a Netgear WGR614v6, I get nothing, BOOTP and DHCP both fail.

The netgear works with LAN connections, if I plug a WinXP or Linux box in it works fine.

My only idea is that the router doesn't support older BOOTP? And if that the problem could I set up an XP box to ask as a BOOTP Server, while my netgear is the DHCP server?


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#1
August 17, 2008 at 13:07:50

It has nothing to do with bootp unless you are actually trying to boot across the network. (I doubt it)

What is going on is either you can't get a dhcp sequence or can't refreash the lease. Might have to just put a static address. If any issue, I'd suspect the version of dhcp client is at fault.

Might post this is dos section as those guys may still remember or play with freedos.

See also this http://lazybrowndog.net/freedos/

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, are in my top 10


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#2
August 17, 2008 at 15:02:49

WATTCP IP Stack is probably the best to use, as stated above use static addressing, it is used by DosLynx, EzNos etal and also intergrated into Arachne Browser:

http://www.smashco.com/wattcp.asp

BootP and Magic Packet have no bearing on Internet connection, they are used for remote boot. It is more than likely the Modern Wireless Router does not understand the protocol request from the the DOS TCP/IP Stack.


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#3
August 17, 2008 at 16:54:49

Thank you for your help the WATTCP.CFG file works fine, I just quit arachne.

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