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DOS and PcAnywhere

Posted on 2002-03-08
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
i have a computer that i wish to run two distinct Applications (one a DOS application - PhoneMaster; and the other pcAnywhere).

Can i get my NEW copy of OS/2 Warp 4 to do that?

I used Warp at another job - using mostly DOS apps.

Can I use my current version of pcAnywhere or do i need to get hold of an older copy.

What i want to do is enable the DOS application to run, but have pcAnywhere enabled as a gateway to other computers running pcAnywhere located elsewhere in my WAN.

Question by:dmyoung

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Although I don't know PhoneMaster and never used pcAnywhere myself I can't see any problems running these in Warp 4. As far as I know the DOS support hasn't changed much lately in OS/2, so if you can run it in OS/2 at work you should be able to run it at home.

To my knowledge, the only two categories of DOS programs causing real problems in OS/2 are those that use DOS memory extenders, and those that require low-level hardware accesses.

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I found that OS/2 requires a NIC with an address of 300 and all the computers i was trying to use were set at 240 and because of other apps that were running, it made it impossible to change at this time

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You can get the current version of OS/2, which is now called eComStation at;


The main eComStation website is:


As for PC Anywhere, what are you running?  The client or the server?

If you are using it to have remote access to the OS/2 machine, don't bother.  eCS includes a nifty application called Desktop On Call.  It allows you to access the computer over the network with any other computer that has a web browser and java.  If you are using it to access some other computer from the OS/2 machine then ignore what I just said.

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