This is more of a midrange-l kind of question. There are some people there who probably have those card numbers memorized. What I suspect is that you need a special cable. This cable has a multi pin end that plugs into one of those cards. At the other end of the cable is a box. This box has from 2 to about a dozen twinax ports, depending on what model card, etc. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com Jonathan Carron <blackthunder@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 02/08/2005 11:34 PM Please respond to Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries <security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject [Security400] Questions about an Old AS400 System Hey All, I hope Im asking the right place for this. Ive looked through the old forums with little or no luck. I've got an old F10 as-400 id like to play with, however, I do not have the software for the TwinAX connection nor the drivers for the dec5250 emu ? card (Ive tried the drivers for the cem5250 drivers blue screen the box), from perle's site.. no go. I can't get the proper ones because im not a <insert speical circumstancial name here to get drivers> person. :( Anyways ive searched and searched for how to console into the box. Ive found a little bit of information.. but still nothing thats helpful. There are a million ports on the back ... none of which seems to be serial ? On the rear for ports ive got, db25, male, #6152 (console maybee :D ?) #2609 -? 2x 9 pin females , 0-3 and 4-7, this is where the twinax console plugs in ? bottom/back has a 15 pin female, and a 50? pin male Cards are installed, from 0-8 repectfully Slot 1 #2700 #2 - 2615 #3 - 2624 #4 - 2623 #5 - 6140 #6 - 3120 #7 - 3120 #8 - 2587 in the back cabnet their are two black male db 25 connectors with the numbering, 59x3832 ec843284 tse There is also a IPL7404 unit with many others. On the back seems to be a 9 pin connector, male. the front has a female 9 pin. Is this some sort of a console ? I've got tape with the OS on it too.. as I understand it I'll get 60 days to play before it has to be erased.... Can anyone help me out here as to how to get into this thing ? (console or other?) Any help would be greatly appreciated.... And yes I realize this is a counter weight, but its still something im interested in looking into. _______________________________________________ This is the Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries (Security400) mailing list To post a message email: Security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/security400 or email: Security400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/security400.