: I have been elected to help support our church's two PC network,
: currently running Lantastic. Because the version of Lantastic
: we are running is not particularly Windows smart or friendly, I
: was wondering if W4W would be a better bet. However, I don't
: know if it will do the job. We need peer-peer support for the
: - Support for DOS applications, Borland Pardox, Foxbase, and others.
: It would be nice not to have to run them in a DOS box, I'm worried
: about performance and compatibility.
: - Support for a soon to be added 286 PC, which probably won't be running
: Windows at all.
: - Support (of course) for Windows apps with full file sharing and print
: Should we look at W4W? Or just upgrade to a newer version of Lantastic?
: Jim Wayner
I have been using Little Big LAN now for about a month and it works
great. I have a 486DX-40 running Windows 3.1 and two old IBM XT's
connected on the network using some ARCNet cards I had. Both XT's can
access all drives on all pc's, including the cd-rom on the 486. And,
obviously, the 486 can access all drives on both XT's. And, this works
wether the 486 is running DOS or Windows 3.1. Also, the 486's printer is
accessible by both XT's.
You said you were looking for a good cheap solution, so that's why I
mention LBL. It costs $75 and that's it! Whether you connect 2 pc's or
10, there is only the intial $75 cost. It supports serial, parallel,
arcnet and ethernet connections, and you can even mix and match.
I can't say how well it will work with the app's you mentioned, as I only
use it to xfer files and to run a few DOS pgms on the XT's from a 486 drive.
He who dies with the most toys, wins!