Network support in DOS

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Network support in DOS

Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:49 pm

I saw that Web Page question earlier and started messing around with GetNet and WGet ( they're both very nice :) ) But, I was wondering if there is a way to use these programs (or clones) in Pure DOS. Networking is good :) (in case your wondering, I wanna use it in my TUI.)

Long story short: Dial-up and Ethernet connections supported in Pure DOS? Ways to retrieve files from the internet once that is accomplished?


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Post by DrV » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:12 am

You need a packet driver (dunno if there's an equivalent for dial-up) and a DOS port of wget, like the one here:

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Post by MystikShadows » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:35 pm

You might be surprised at what you can find here:

or here: ... #Alternate

For example LSPPP might come in handy:

Hope this helps.
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