One online community may have connections to free dumb
terminals. Try going to freecycle.org 
I just went by a former employer and picked up 4 5250
terminals, plus all the pig tails, power cords,
twinax, etc. They have this stuff stacked up waiting
to throw away at many places. Some problems in certain
cities that have begun regulating commercial disposal
of computers. You should find it free for hauling away
if you contact local businesses. Try starting with a
chamber of commerce, better business bereau, etc.

Hey, I have an old AS/400 I got that way. Model 300.
V2R1, I think. It powers up, I get a console green
screen to sign on, but the QSECOFR password is not the
default. Neither is Qsysopr or qsecadm. With V5R3 I
can use the default 1111111 as it boots up, but this
box is way back on the OS. Any help or ideas? It is a
nice little box but I am unable to sign on!

Dusty L.


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> message: 1
> date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 13:35:23 -0500
> from: Jonathan Carron <blackthunder@xxxxxxxxx>
> subject: Re: [Security400] Questions about an Old
> AS400 System
> 
> thanks for the reply Rob,
> 
> I've got the box actually that breaks out of the 9
> pin connector at
> the back, which has the round connectors. from there
> I have a cable
> which goes to a sort of T junction which connected
> back to a 15 port
> female connector that plugs into the dec5250 card I
> don't have drivers
> for . Their apparently on Perle's pages, but
> they don't provide access to that to the public :(
> 
> Please let me know if anything else comes to
> mind....
> Thanks! 
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 08:55:12 -0500, rob@xxxxxxxxx
> <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 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.
> > _______________________________________________
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> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> message: 2
> date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 11:52:28 -0700
> from: "Mark S. Waterbury" <mark.s.waterbury@xxxxxxx>
> subject: Re: [Security400] Questions about an Old
> AS400 System
> 
> On e-bay, you can probably pick up a genuine IBM
> 5250 type terminal, for
> under $100 ...
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jonathan Carron" <blackthunder@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 9:34 PM
> > 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
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> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> message: 3
> date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 14:05:17 -0500
> from: rob@xxxxxxxxx
> subject: Re: [Security400] Questions about an Old
> AS400 System
> 
> Borrow a 5250 terminal from work long enough to see
> if this beast works.
> Or hit ebay for an emulation card or 5250 terminal.
> 
> There's a lot more traffic on the midrange-l list. 
> Someone there might 
> have the driver for the dec5250 card.
> 
> 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
> 02/09/2005 01:35 PM
> Please respond to
> Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries 
> <security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> 
> To
> Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries
> <security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> cc
> 
> Subject
> Re: [Security400] Questions about an Old AS400
> System
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> thanks for the reply Rob,
> 
> I've got the box actually that breaks out of the 9
> pin connector at
> the back, which has the round connectors. from there
> I have a cable
> which goes to a sort of T junction which connected
> back to a 15 port
> female connector that plugs into the dec5250 card I
> don't have drivers
> for . Their apparently on Perle's pages, but
> they don't provide access to that to the public :(
> 
> Please let me know if anything else comes to
> mind....
> Thanks! 
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 08:55:12 -0500, rob@xxxxxxxxx
> <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 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
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