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Feb 19, 2018

Putting a 486 desktop online

I recently acquired an old 486 desktop, an AST Bravo LC 4/25s. It runs MS-DOS 6.22, and obviously lacks any sort of networking out of the box. After wondering what I would do with it, I decided to try to put it on the internet. It turns out that it is actually possible to put these old computers on a modern TCP/IP network even in 2018. By using an ISA network card and the mTCP network stack, you can go online and browse some websites on your DOS rigs.

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