Can a Co-ax IPX/SPX based LAN be converted to wirless.?
Posted on 2003-10-28
We use a IPX/SPX based LAN to access legacy applications on Novell client work stations spread across a field site.The workstations connect to a Novel 3.12 file server via co-ax cable.The applications themselves run on a process monitoring computer (LETS call it station A) that gathers data from PLC loop devices, data is stored on station A's hard disk mapped as drive :T on the novel file server. The novell file server has two NIC's in it one for the computers (X and Y) located inside the PLC data storage room (where station A is located) and the other for workstations spread across the worksite all within 250 ft from the novell server.
Here's the diagram.
STATION A - |
Workstation X |
Worksation Y |_____ Co-ax segment 1
| _____Worsksation Win 2000 Novell cient
Novel 3.12-------NIC 1 |____ Worsksation Win 2000 Novell cient
File server NIC 2______coax segment 2___ |____Worsksation Win 2000 Novell cient
The NIC's used are # 3 COM 900B, they have both RJ-45 and BNC ports. Currently we use the BNC ports for matter of simplicity. It also offers some level of interference protection on longer cable run of the co-ax segment 2 to the win 2000 Novell clients.
Can anyone help me to make connection from NIC 2 to the WIN2000 Novell clients wireless..?
will appreciate it.