March 24, 2012
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My 3Com ethernet card hooked up to the Amiga 1200 (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Just a quick update today, as I’ve successfully connected my Amiga 1200 to the Internet. Woo hoo! I’m very happy now and look forward to do some exploring.
MiamiDX connected to the Internet (photo by Old School Game Blog)
I decided to go for the cabled solution, as it was much easier to set up. I inserted my 3Com PCMCIA ethernet card, hooked it up to my D-Link router and installed MiamiDX to the hard drive. The beauty of MiamiDX is that it has an “init” feature, which more or less sets up everything for you. I then rebooted the computer and ran MiamiDX from Workbench. I chose my wanted network connection and clicked on the “Online” button. The program then connected to the Internet.
Now that the Internet connection is in order, I’m facing another problem. Yes, you guessed it, it is the limited amount of RAM available. When I’m Online, I’ve got almost no memory to play around with. Not good at all, since no browsers I’ve got can function with so little memory. So far I’ve only had time to give NCFTP a go. Tried it with Aminet and it worked fine.
If some of you have some tips for optimizing my Workbench installation and my system in general, I’d be very grateful. Every KB of memory saved will aid in my quest to do stuff Online with 2MB of RAM. Is there perhaps an edition of Miami for low-spec machines?
I’m also on the lookout for small, non-memory hungry utilities for the Internet. AMosaic, for example, is a browser I really like to get my hands on. Thanks in advance for your help.
Have a good weekend folks and thanks for reading.