Smartnet 98

Last update : 07 March 1999 / 14.11 CET

This info was found on the newsgroup maus.sys.atari.hardware.


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Was kann smartnet 98?


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Mit Hilfe der NDIS3-Treiber können die verbundenen Rechner alle Ressourcen gemeinsam nutzen, wie Festplatten, CD-ROMs, Drucker, Faxgeräte, Backuplösungen, also die gesamte Funktionalität, die Windows Netzwerken zur Verfügung stellt. Die ADYS-Treiber ermöglichen den angeschlossenen Rechnern Zugriff auf die Laufwerke der anderen Rechner, innerhalb smartnet oder auch auf die eines anderen angeschlossenen Netzwerkes.

Die Bezeichnung "Netzwerk" verschleiert etwas den Vorteil von smartnet gegenüber Lösungen, welche normalerweise mit diesem Begriff belegt sind. Gegenüber diesen, ist es kinderleicht zu benutzen, alles nötige Zubehör ist das mitgelieferte Kabel. Damit kann man z.B. in Sekunden seinen Laptop über eine Hochgeschwindigkeitsverbindung an einen Desktop-PC zu Hause anschließen oder z.B. seinen Rechner zum Spielen mit einem oder mehreren anderen verbinden. Smartnet kann immer installiert bleiben, ist kein Kabel angeschlossen, so ist es auch nicht aktiv und der Druckerport frei für andere Anwendungen!

Smartnet ersetzt Pocket-LAN-Adapter für Netzwerke.



Info from Adyton (update 07 Nov 1999) :

Connection of ATARI to ATARI, AMIGA, Windows PC’s or Ethernet networks

Smartnet98 comes with drivers for ATARI computer also. In this way it becomes possible to connect your ATARI to each PC and each existing network. The diagram below explains the interworking between different components of the operating systems, to make the universal connection of the ATARI possible.

the hardware...

All you need to use Smartnet98 is a parallel port at each computer which you want to connect. The electronic Smartnet98 cable is universal, so that it will be possible for Smartnet98 to work without any additional signals supported by a PC parallel port. Also the cable is very intelligent. The connected computers are able to detect the Smartnet98 cable itself, if it is present. If the cable will be removed, they will stop the access to the parallel port until the cable can be detected again. That’s why it becomes possible to share the printer port with other applications, without a control by user. And the best: if your computer has more than one parallel port, you can connect additional or switch between these ports during operation. On the other hand you don’t need any power supply. The low power circuits of the Smartnet98 cable will be supplied from the parallel port directly. In addition the best performance of the used parallel ports is used automatically. Between two PC’s Smartnet98 can transfer up to 2 Mbytes/s (120 Mbytes/min), between a PC and a Atari also some 100 Kbytes/s. Smartnet98 supports DMA transfers, to save the CPU time and maximise the transfer speed.

network layers

the software...

Smartnet98 comes with drivers of the newest generation and will be improved all the time. You purchase not a fixed solution, without to know, how it will be supported tomorrow. For example Smartnet98 uses drivers for windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 5.0 today and is prepared for Windows NT 5.0, the standard of future operating systems. So Smartnet98 is able to fit and transfer different packets together. This saves much overhead time and makes Smartnet98 faster. At the ATARI the network access will be possible by support of the TUW TCP/IP driver. So there are possibilities for the ATARI like a simple connection to other computers to copy files, like Laplink, to the complete network of a ATARI with other computers. If you connect your ATARI to a PC of the Ethernet network, so the ATARI will be connected by its parallel port of any of the PC’s of the network. The PC works as a router and connects the ATARI to the other computers in the network or the internet. You will get access to the resources of other computers like harddisc, printer, CD-ROM’s…

the possibilities...

Smartnet98 solves your mobile network problems easy, cheap and fast. If you have to transfer data or to use the resources of other computers, then Smartnet98 is the right choice. At the ATARI you use Smartnet98 to:

Beside this possibilities of course every combination of ATARI, AMIGA and PC is available.  If you connect today your ATARI with a PC, so you can use tomorrow the same cable to connect your new laptop to a PC with up to 2 Mbytes/s (this are 120 Mbytes/min) and exchange data, or, or, or…


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