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Who's the wizard with COM ports? by Mirage BBS

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Private  RAW LIQUID                     com                   003629
Public   Nueromage                      com                   003633
Private  The Maverick                   com                   003641
Private  RAZOR BLADE                    Hey!                  003703


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Date   : 04-17-94 10:11:09                Number: 3629
To     : janno                            Recv'd: No
From   : RAW LIQUID                       Status: Private Message
Subject: com

who's the wizard around here with COM ports? ...  i got myself an
additional two 16550AFN ports so i would like to use 4 coms in total
com 1-2 16450 and com 3-4 16550AFN or vice versa but qmodem doesnt work
properly ...  anyway, i tried to change adreses ans stuff .. but no luck
yet
 ----( janno )--------------------------------------------------------

Your IRQs' are probably wrong I think. What are you going to use the other
two com-ports to?
 ----( RAW LIQUID )---------------------------------------------------

well, i wanted to use the 2*16550AFN for my modems and the other for mouse
and local connection to my 2nd computer to play indycar :) ...  so that
basivcally 4 COM ports in total ...

COM 1 = IRQ4 = 03F8h -> Modem1     16550AFN
COM 2 = IRQ3 = 02F8h -> Modem2     16550AFN
COM 3 = IRQ4 = 03E8h -> Mouse      16450
COM 4 = IRQ3 = 02E8h -> Optional   16450

thats basically what i wanted to achieve ...
 ----( janno )--------------------------------------------------------

Okey I understand. But you can't use the same IRQS' they crashes. You got
to put them on different IRQS'

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Date   : 04-17-94 13:11:24                Number: 3633
To     : janno                            Recv'd: No
From   : Nueromage                        Status: Public Message
Subject: com

all four com ports MUST have separate IRQ setting's as well as Base
adresses... When you boot up, you should have 4 differen't com ports on
your info page... What you need to do it run some kind of IRQ test program
that will tell you if stuff is conflicting...
 ----( Nueromage )----------------------------------------------------

hm, i thought COM 1&3 used IRQ4 and COM 2&4 shared IRQ3 .. so i'd better
change that ? .. ok, ill try sysinfo from Norton util od SI from PCTool sor
CKTEST  from CHeckit Pro or whatever test proggy .... thnx fo rthe advice
bye
 ----( janno )--------------------------------------------------------

You need to make sure that ALL the com ports have separate IRQ settings or
you will have lockups and it probably won't work at all...

Date   : 04-17-94 15:12:48                Number: 3641
To     : janno                            Recv'd: No
From   : The Maverick                     Status: Private Message
Subject: com

who's the wizard around here with COM ports? ...  i got myself an
additional two 16550AFN ports so i would like to use 4 coms in total
com 1-2 16450 and com 3-4 16550AFN or vice versa but qmodem doesnt work
properly ...  anyway, i tried to change adreses ans stuff .. but no luck
yet
 ----( janno )--------------------------------------------------------

i don't consider myself a wizard, but i did work at a comp store as a tech
for a while... what do ya need to know? the main thing you gotta do is
change IRQs (not addresses!)...  maybe see if you can use IRQ 2 & 5 for COM
3 and 4, if you are using IRQ 4 & 3 for COM 1 & 2.
Does this make sense? :)

13>  ----( The Maverick )-------------------------------------------------
14>
15> yes, it sure does ... like the users guide from the UART says :
16> COM1 irq4 03F8h 16550AFN
17> COM2 irq3 02F8h 16550AFN
18> COM3 irq5 03E8h 16450
19> COM4 irq9 02E8h 16450
20> u think this is a valid configuration setup? ... but when i fired QMPRO
21> up, the modem did flikker a bit (the leds) but it didnt came any further   a
22> than that ... i couldnt type in any hayes command ....
23>
24> the UART card that i have is 1 chip with integrates 2*16550AFN and 1 LPT   r
25> port ..  th eother 2 16450 port came with my HD/FD controller card ....
26>
27> so i guess there must be still some conflict .. or QMPRO sux .... i dunno
28>

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Date   : 04-18-94 04:35:59                Number: 3703
To     : janno                            Recv'd: No
From   : RAZOR BLADE                      Status: Private Message
Subject: Hey!

last prob .. both my USR's came with US power supply outlet so i had to buy
adaptors over here to change our 220V 50Hz net to 120V 60Hz so that fucken
power supply from USR could be connected ... but one of my transformators
is kaput, broken .. so i conly can use 1 modem at the time . and i cannot
find the proper European equivalent for those USR power supplies .. any
idea how i can get those ?

bye
Paul
 ----( janno )--------------------------------------------------------

Well in the UK its easy, because USR have an office in the UK, from belgium
im not sure mate .. best thing is to call USR and have a word with them,
see if they can tell you where to look ..

As for DV, im still on 2.42 or something, i tend not to play around with
things once i get them working unless there is something in a new version i
particularly want, dont install new versions just for the sake of getting a
higher version number on my screen ..
 9>  ----( RAZOR BLADE )--------------------------------------------------
10>
11> very wise ... its tempting to go with the flow :) .. u know, get the latest
12> version of everything is not always the best choice .. like the old saying;
13> dont fix what isnt broken :) ...   ill call USR and chat with them ....
14> about QM5.1 ..u know where i can grab that one ?  .. thnx again for all the
15> help Derek!
16> bye
17>

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Public   GRiM                           FROM MARAUDER         005253
Public   GRiM                           FROM MARAUDER         005262
Public   GRiM                           CONTINUED..           005263


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Date   : 04-18-94 00:40:39                Number: 5253
To     : janno (ALL)                      Recv'd: No
From   : GRiM                             Status: Public Message
Subject: FROM MARAUDER

Note to couriers/spreaders:
.
Please ask for an obtain the following from all sites that you support:
.
SYSOP voice name
SYSOP voice number
Best time to call
When *not* to call
.
Please check on the following:
.
Does the sysop have a WEEKTOP?
Is the sysop aware that he can get RAZORNET?
.
You are the best contact with our site sysops, and as such, you can help us
out GREATLY by checking on this for us.. :)
.
Please post all that you get here.. In order that we may provide better
service, we need this info.
.
Marauder


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Date   : 04-18-94 01:10:37                Number: 5262
To     : janno (ALL)                      Recv'd: No
From   : GRiM                             Status: Public Message
Subject: FROM MARAUDER

Due to Marauder not being able to post EALLs he has requested for this to
be posted so those of you that don't read mail regularly will have to read
this!

RAZOR NEWSLETTER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is it...I hope you like it.
RAZOR 1911 NEWS FOR 04/18/94
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BY MARAUDER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is the RAZOR newsletter I promised which will hopefully keep everyone
in the group informed as to what it happening.
Please spread it ONLY to RAZOR AFFILIATES LISTED IN THE NFO FILE!  We don't
need other groups knowing what's going on with us.. :)
.
CANADIAN BOARDS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Dutchmen is now the Senior Courier for Canadian boards.  He will
supervise all Canadian Couriers,  and will ensure proper support on
all Canadian affiliate boards.  He will collect and release weektop
information for those boards.
.
NEW SUPPLIERS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Various new suppliers are being recruited around the world.  Precise
information cannot be released due to the sensitivity of the information.
(4) new suppliers are being looked at.
.
CONFERENCES
~~~~~~~~~~~
More conferences are being held now than ever.  The most convenient time,
it
seems, is Friday afternoon, US time.  This is Europe evening, and
Australian Saturday morning; this seems to suit everyone well.
If you would like to be called on these conferences, you have to let us
know.
Make sure you do the following if you would like to be included:
1.  Leave a message on a)Mirage or b)AOF or c)SOD including:
2.  Leave your VOICE number, if you are not sure if we have it
We would like to include everyone, but we are not sure if you want to
be called or we don't have your current information..
.
SITES
~~~~~
We are constantly looking for new PAY SITES. (4) are being recruited
currently.  The most current information will be posted.  New pay
sites are included into the RAZOR.NFO file.  Check with your SENIOR
COURIER for your assignments if you are unsure.
.
205 Problem
~~~~~~~~~~~
There was a conflict of interest between local sysops in +1 (205) lately.
I'm not sure if this is related, but since then, Sanctuary of Darkness has
gone down.  I will keep you posted with the most current information
concerning this board.
.
PBX for STARMASTER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If anyone has a PBX local to GALAXY ALLIANCE, Starmaster would like to help
us spread some stuff (he is a pay site).  So, if you have one, please
post it here or on SOD.
.
BUBBLE MAN
~~~~~~~~~~
Bubble Man is now back in the group.  Please welcome him back after his
vacation.  He is one of our top spreaders.
.
CONTINUED NEXT MESSAGE...

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Date   : 04-18-94 01:11:49                Number: 5263
To     : janno (ALL)                      Recv'd: No
From   : GRiM                             Status: Public Message
Subject: CONTINUED..

RAZOR 1911 NEWS FOR 04/18/94
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BY MARAUDER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CONTINUED....
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HELP FOR MARAUDER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If anyone can speak VERY fluent ENGLISH, and is pretty good at
bullshitting,
I could use your help doing some things.. Leave me some mail on here or on
SOD.  I am spending 6-7 hours per day keeping track of stuff, I could use
some help.  Thanks.
.
RAZORNET
~~~~~~~~
RAZORNET is continuing to expand.  All affiliate/member boards are welcome
to join.  Contact BUTCHER or me for more info on AOF/SOD.
.
WEEKTOP AT ALL BOARDS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Everyone please make sure that the RAZOR boards you call have a current
weektop installed.  We need these to help issue proper RAZOR credits.
If you call a board that doesn't have one, please leave a note for the
sysop to install one ASAP.
.
WEEKTOP DISTRIBUTION
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Until RAZORNET is installed at all boards, please make a capture of the
final weektop at the boards you call (affiliate/member) and post them on
RAZORNET.  This will really help us a lot to keep track of who is doing
what.
.
SYSOP VOICE NUMBERS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Unfortunately, due to periodic changes, etc, we do not have a up-to-date
sysop voice list.  Please ask for and obtain the following information
from the boards you call:
a) Sysop voice name/number
b) Best time to call
c) Times NOT to call
.
NUP FOR MIDPOINT VOID
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We are unable to contact MIDPOINT VOID.  If anyone knows the NUP there,
please post it here.  GATEKEY"9" or whatever it used to be doesn't work
any more.
.
CONTEST
~~~~~~~
We are designing a contest to giveaway a new 16.8k dual standard modem to
the courier who proves to be one of the best.  In order to make the
contest fair to EVERYONE, careful consideration must be made as to the
contest rules. This is one of many things we are considering:
.
Most points in a 30-day period between REGISTERED couriers wins:
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POINTS:
WEEKTOP AT HQ:                  500 POINTS
WEEKTOP AT MEMBER BOARD:        100 POINTS
WEEKTOP AT US AFFILIATE:        100 POINTS
WEEKTOP AT OUTPOST:             100 POINTS
.
PER 80 MEGS UP TO HQ:           100 POINTS
PER 80 MEGS UP TO MEMBER BOARD: 100 POINTS
PER 80 MEGS UP TO AFFILIATE:    100 POINTS
PER 80 MEGS UP TO OUTPOST:      100 POINTS
.
ADD POINTS UP, AND THEN MULTIPLY BY THESE FACTORS:
.
X7 IF YOU ARE A 1-NODE SPREADER
X4 IF YOU ARE A 2-NODE SPREADER
X3 IF YOU ARE A 3-NODE SPREADER
X2 IF YOU ARE A 4-NODE SPREADER
X1 IF YOU ARE A 5 OR MORE NODE SPREADER
.
IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED A LEECH ACCOUNT AT MIRAGE, THEN YOU ARE PENALIZED.  USE
THE NEXT HIGHER NODE LISTING.  I.E. IF YOU ARE A 2 NODE SPRADER WITH LEECH
AT MIRAGE, THEN YOU WOULD BE A 3 NODE SPREADER.
.
CERTAIN SPREADERS ARE 'DECLINING' TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE MODEM...
----------------------------------------------------------------
.
Your comments are needed to help make this as fair as possible.  Please
send
me your comments here or on SOD.
.
RAZOR NEWSLETTER
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is it...I hope you like it.
.
I will try to post this at least every 2 weeks or so to keep all informed.
.
Marauder