Many thanks to all who have responded with info on the lack of an ASCII WSC
on the model 600.
Carl

At 01:15 AM 10/7/97 -0400, you wrote:
>If they are only using 3164 display emulation they should be able to switch
>from ASCII controller to something like the 5308 Protocol Converter, and it
>should (probably) be transparent to the remote users.  (Maybe a slight
>difference in procedure for initial signon & disconnect).
>
>
>On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Carl Galgano wrote:
>
>> Brian:
>> I have set up NT RAS to the 400, but this customer already has ASCII WSC on
>> model 400 with customers dialing in using PSI3164 emulator product.  They
>> are concerned about what happens if they need to upgrade any of these
>> systems.  As they role out new boxes over the next year they will probably
>> continue to buy model 400s with the ASCII WSC.
>> 
>> One other solution is to configure a V24 comm port as a dial up SLIP (point
>> to point TCP/IP) connection and use the WIN95 dialer to connect and any
>> telnet (perferably a TN5250) product to do terminal emulation.  This may be
>> what my client nees to do.
>> 
>> Thanks for your input.
>> Carl
>> 
>> At 11:12 AM 10/4/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I have a 5308 Link Protocol Converter floating around here somewhere.
>> >I wouldn't highly recommend it though.  It doesn't support client access
>> >and requires the PC to use terminal emulation software or a byzantine
>> >utility called, I believe, Dial/3x.  Unless they have updated this ALOT it
>> >is not worth the trouble.  If your client really uses dumb ASCII terminals
>> >then it works OK since they are probably used to the limited keyboard
>> mapping.
>> >
>> >Depending upon your network configuration you may wish to use one of my
>> >three preferred methods:
>> >1. Windows NT running RAS and SNA Server,
>> >2. Windows NT running RAS with IP forwarding turned on,
>> >3. A TCP/IP Remote Access Server.
>> >
>> >Solution 1 is more expensive than the others.  Solutions 2 and 3 require
>> >you to run TCP/IP only and either Client Access or a TN5250 program.  We
>> >currently use Solution 3 with a server called Quickstream from Sonic
>> >Systems (about $900) and a TN5250 program called Reflection (about $100).
>> >If you need to print then you would also need an LPD program (We just
>> >bought one for about $30).
>> >
>> >I have no affiliation with the above mentioned companies etc,etc.  I am
>> >just one of those people who sunk a lot of money into various alternatives
>> >that 'almost' worked.
>> >
>> >HTH,
>> >Brian L.
>> >
>> >
>> >At 07:23 PM 10/3/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> >>"Supposedly" the PCI ASCII controller card is "coming soon" for the
>> >>600/S10 PC I only models (and would work in a 620/S20).
>> >>"Possibly" with the 1Q98 announcements - but no guarantee.
>> >>For now on the low end, assuming you don't need CA/400 connections,
>> >>something like the 5308 Protocol Converter connected to a twinax port
>> >>may be an alternative.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>Jeffrey M. Carey wrote:
>> >>> 
>> >>> The 600 does not support ASCII wsc.  Maybe see if they will fit on a
>> >>> server box - S20-S40, or go to a 620.
>> >>> 
>> >>> Carl Galgano wrote:
>> >>> >
>> >>> > Does anyone have any idea if you upgrade from a model 400 to a moel
>> >>> 600 if
>> >>> > there is any problem moving a 6141 ASCII WSC?  One of my clients was
>> >>> told
>> >>> > the ASCII WSC was not supported on the model 600??
>> >>> > Any ideas?
>> >>> > Carl
>> >>
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