Inprocomm wireless card with MS DOS

Jessica February 6, 2009 at 13:46:47
Specs: MS DOS
My computer is Windows XP but I am running MS DOS as a guest operating system on it using the program Virtual PC, and I have an Inprocomm wireless network card in my computer.
Are there any drivers or any way to enable me to use this card with MS DOS?

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#1
February 6, 2009 at 15:19:09
What model card is it? Did you check the Inprocomm website?

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#2
February 6, 2009 at 15:52:53
Highly unlikely that there is a DOS driver for a wireless card.

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#3
February 7, 2009 at 10:47:37
The model for my card is IPN2120.
I didn't know if maybe there was a driver to a video card similar to that one that could be worked with in order to get this one to function with it.

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#4
February 7, 2009 at 11:21:12
You want to download a video driver to get your wireless working? As fred said, it's doubtful that there would be any wireless drivers for DOS, plus, you'd need a third-party application installed on the Virtual side in order to get any network working.

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What a shame
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#5
February 7, 2009 at 11:59:15
Sorry, I meant to say network card not video card.
I have the Microsoft Work Group program for DOS, as well as the Arachne web browser.
I figured it probably was unlikely for a wireless card to work with DOS, but I just need a better way to put files on it other than with a floppy disk.

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#6
February 7, 2009 at 13:23:48
I have never enabled DOS networking in Virtual PC, but by your post I can say that you are going about it the wrong way. Virtual PC (and similar programs) create a "virtual computer" in software. The guest system running in this "virtual computer" (DOS, in your case) DOES NOT USE THE REAL COMPUTER'S HARDWARE. You DO NOT want a DOS driver for the actual hardware in your Windows XP computer. Even if you found a DOS driver for your wireless card, it wouldn't work. It would probably lock up the Virtual PC program and possibly your XP computer. Virtual PC has a "virtual ethernet card", I believe it's a DEC/Intel model of some sort (study the manual for Virtual PC). You want a DOS driver for the virtual ethernet card which the Virtual PC program is emulating. Then, there is an external configuration (accessed from XP) which will allow you to point the virtual ethernet adapter to the real wireless adapter running under XP. That's how you should try to enable DOS networking in Virtual PC.

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#7
February 7, 2009 at 19:48:23
You're right. I was able to find drivers for the emulated card and it works now. Thanks for your help.

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