I would start by replacing the networking hardware such as the patch
cords and the hub. Is this a PC that you have used at other places and
on other systems? If not, you may want to check out the drivers for the
network card and for TCP/IP itself.

Good luck!

David Boring
Systems Engineer
MCI Systemhouse
Direct: (562) 809-5460
E-mail: dboring@shl.com

>Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 20:58:47 -0500
>From: Carl Galgano <cgalgano@ediconsulting.com>
>Subject: Weird IP problem
>OK IP gurus (Vernon are you listening?)
>I had a weird one today at a client's.
>I tried to config IP (no anynet) on an AS400.  I have done this many times
>with no problems.  But today was different.  I was connected with a laptop
>and a PCMCIA ethernet card, cat 5 wire connected to a 10baseT hub.  For my
>testing I was directly connected to the hub with a 5 ft' patch cable.  The
>AS400 is two feet from the hub.  I could PING the machine just fine,
>however when I tried to start a telnet or ftp client, they would lock up.
>I tried using the Mochasoft TN5250 client that someone has mentioned here
>and the Windows Telnet client.  They both did the same thing.  Both gave me
>that AS400 signon screen (sometimes, othertimes they did not).  But when I
>was able to signon the screen locked up.  Usually this happened when just
>keying a command.  It seemed that if I typed really SLOW, it helped.  In
>order to eliminate the AS400 config of the client software I tried to dial
>the AS400 TCPIP via a SLIP connection and that consistantly worked fine.
>Any ideas??
>Carl J. Galgano
>EDI Consulting Services, Inc.  
>540 Powder Springs Street
>Suite C19
>Marietta, GA 30064
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