• Subject: Re: Can 9404 link to a PC
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 16:40:42 -0500

First, you are running an ancient version of the operating system.  And the B10 
is the very first model they came out with.  I'd recommend upgrading to a new 
400 and ensuring that it has either a token ring or an ethernet line.  Call 
your IBMer and they can help give you arguements to convince management, such 
as reduced maintenance costs, Y2K compliance, internet capabilities, etc.  They 
might still have some nifty trade in programs although the B10 is so old I 
wonder.  If you cannot upgrade hardware see if you can get an upgrade to the 
operating system.  The highest that your machine will support is V3R2.  The 
newer machines will run V4R3.  I am even a little frightened to recommend V3R2. 
 The jump from V2 to V3 add's some system cross reference files that can really 
eat disk.

I am not sure what a 2507 is but the 6152 is a V.24 standard communications 
line.  Often used for Electronic Customer Support (ECS) with IBM.  Other uses 
include dial up or leased line usage between banks, other 400's and what not.  
Having 5 of these is actually quite a few.

You have some twinax controllers.  You can purchase twinax cards to put into a 
PC that will connect the PC to the AS/400.  However for file download 
capabilities I'd recommend PC Support, (or as they renamed it in the newer 
versions of the OS, Client Access).  Let's double check for it's existence.  I 
am trying to remember ancient commands.  Let's try GO  LICPGM and then take 
option 10 to Display Installed licensed programs.  If you don't have PC Support 
then you'll have a tough time downloading files.  Although I think some of the 
twinax card manufacturers have their own download programs.

Again, I STRONGLY recommend the upgrade.  The 400 is a nice machine and I'd 
hate you to get a bad taste of it by using such a crippled version.

Are they running any live applications on this?





scoulshaw@aimtronics.com on 03/09/99 03:40:48 PM
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Subject:        Re: Can 9404 link to a PC

Firstly, thanks to Rob Berendt, Carl Galgano, and Pat Barber.  Also, Glenn 
Ericson who responded privately.

I've answered as many of your questions as I can here:

First, Rob's -

>There are multiple ways of doing this.  I am going to assume that you are 
really new to the AS/400 so I'll start with some basics.

Yes, I've only had this machine under my care for a month and I've never 
seen one before this :-p.  Thank you very much for including the commands.

>First, what version of the Operating System are you running?  One way to 
tell is to type in the command DSPPTF.  The version of the OS >will be at 
the top of the screen.

The command worked but I didn't see anything that resembled a version 
number, there were some numbers in a PTF column, MF02455 release V2R1M0, 
MF02398 rel V2R1Mo, MF02367 rel V2R1M0, MF00015 V2R1M0.

>Do you have Client Access or PC Support loaded on your system?  To check 
use the command DSPSFWRSC.  The resource ID will begin >with four numbers 
and then two letters, then a number.  For example 5763XD1.  Look for stuff 
that has an X in position 5.
       - I've got AJSLX01  *BASE  *CODE

>Do you have TCP/IP loaded on your system?  To check use the command 
DSPSFWRSC and look for a resource ID that begins with four >numbers and 
ends with TC1.  - None.

>Do you want to do this remote or local?  - Local.

>To check for Ethernet or Token Ring use the command WRKHDWRSC   *CMN  - 
This gave me 2507 and 6152 (5 times).

>To check for twinax use the command WRKHDWRSC  *LWS - This gave me 6140 (3 
times).

And then Pat's -

1. What model As/400 ..... dspsysval qmodel            -  B10

2. What sort of communications you have on 400 & what modem   - none that I 
know of, I wanted to know if I could upgrade the machine to make this 
possible for a reasonable cost.

3. What version of Os/400    ... wrklicpgm  VxRx    - This gave me: 
 Procedure not found

4. What is your PC running   OS/2, W/95 , W/98 etc,etc   - I have a choice 
of machines with NT or W95

5. Do you have any PC's attached to 400 now ? - Nope

6. Do you have an Ethernet adapter ?  - I hope the above information will 
answer this question.


Thanks a lot!


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