Connect the two cards using RG-58 50-ohm coax cable. You must terminate both ends with a 50-ohm termination resistor. You should get a T connector with the network card but you will have to buy the two 50-ohm BNC termination resistors.
On the system that will be running WinQuake you need to enable the disk drive for sharing. Select the My Computer icon. Now click on the C: (or the drive letter you want to share) drive icon and then click on the File Menu item (use the file menu item for the My Computer dialog box). Select the Share menu item. Click on the Share As: button. Enter a Share name for the drive (I use the drive letter) and select the Full Access button. Under the Full Password enter the same password you use for logging onto the system. Then click on OK. The next thing to do is create a directory (like c:\events) that SDR will place event files into. SDR will create sub-directories based on the year and month like 9808 or 9809 under this root directory you create.
Now on the SDR system, start up Win95. Make sure you have the Workgroup name the same as the other system and that the computer name is different. Now select the Network Neighborhood icon. If everything is working you should see the name of both systems in the dialog box. If you see the name of the other system then you have your network working properly!
Now select the other system by double clicking on the name of the other system. You should see the shared name for the drive on the other system. Now click on the drive name and then the File menu item. Now select the Map Network Drive. Use this dialog to select a drive letter for the mapped drive. If very thing is working you should see the directories and files on the other system.
The next thing to do is shutdown Win95. In the shutdown dialog box select "Start the Computer in MS-DOS Mode? option and then Yes. When the system restarts it will be in a DOS only mode that SDR can run in. Now you will be using the net command to start the network and map to a drive to the other system in the DOS only mode. For a complete list of commands type NET at the DOS prompt.
The first command to do is start the network and map a drive. Type "net logon" at the DOS prompt. Answer Yes to the first prompt and then enter the User and Password you are using for both systems. If very thing is working you should see "The command was completed successfully" message. Now map a drive letter to the remote disk on the other system. Use the following command to do this:
This will map drive letter E to the drive C on the system sys1.
If the net command worked, you should be able to do a dir on the new drive letter and see all of the files on the other system. Note: you can not map a drive the other way. Meaning that the system that is running the pure DOS mode can only map to a drive running Windows. The Windows system can not map to a drive on the DOS only system.
You can now run SDR. Under the F5 settings set the Event File Path to the mapped drive and directory on the other system. Example: E:\EVENTS SDR will now save event files on the other system where WinQuake can easily see them.
One more thing you need to do. This is to force your data logging system to boot right to the pure DOS mode and map to the other system without having to shutdown Win95 first. See the SDRWIN95.TXT file on how to make Win95 boot directly to DOS. The starting of the network and mapping of the drive will be done in the autoexec.bat file.
The last thing to do is edit your autoexec.bat file on the SDR system and add the network startup commands to map your drive to the other system.
Here is my autoexec.bat file:
c:\win95\net logon system_name your_password /yes
path c:\win95;c:\win95\command;c:\dos;c:\bat;c:\;c:\bin set temp=c:\tmp
c:\win95\net use e: \\sys1\c
And here is my config.sys file:
If you need any help getting this working please feel free to contact me.
Larry Cochrane - www.seismicnet.com/contact.html