• Subject: Re: Weird IP problem
  • From: jdraper@xxxxxxx (Jerry Draper)
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 13:35:23 -0800 (PST)


>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.

If you are using the TN5250 client from Microsoft that is packaged free with
Win95 then beware inveterate AS400 users:

There is no status line so you can not see the error line; this leads to
apparent lockups which are really keyboard errors (0014, 0005, etc.).

There are not visible attributes.

There is no keyboard help.

It really has too many problems to make it usable on a day-to-day basis.

Jerry


Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976
Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400
Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, MI, DCI, Netsoft, etc.
(415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; jdraper@wco.com

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