Jerry:
I agree with your comments regarding the MS Telnet client.  I usually only
use it as a quick test to be sure Telnet is up and running before I install
a "real" telnet client.
Carl


At 01:35 PM 1/9/98 -0800, you wrote:
>
>>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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