dbsys wrote:I am wondering if the PARCP Software on the Windows side can handle two Ataris hooked up at the same time via one each PARCP-USB interface?
What is possible, though, is to plug several PARCP-USB adapters into one PC (running Windows if you wish) and then hook up several Atari computers to one PC. This is well tested as I use similar arrangement for testing the PARCP-USB adapters before shipping them.
dbsys wrote:Will the PARCP software itself be able to handle several PARCP-USB adapters? What is the most practical way to work?
joysfera wrote:dbsys wrote:Will the PARCP software itself be able to handle several PARCP-USB adapters? What is the most practical way to work?
Nope, the PARCP is strictly point-to-point communication. Simply said each interface (USB or parallel port) needs its own PARCP instance. But in a multitasking OS (Windows, Linux, MiNT) you can run several PARCP instances easily. It doesn't consume any CPU time nor other resources (apart from a bit of memory).
This is where the "-f" command line parameter comes handy. You can have several PARCP.CFG files with different configuration and then start several PARCP instances, like this:
PARSERVE.EXE -f parcpLPT1.cfg
PARSERVE.EXE -f parcpUSB2.cfg
PARSERVE.EXE -f parcpUSB3.cfg
put these lines in a start-parserver.bat, let it run after your Windows boot up and you're done Then on your client computers run PARCP whenever you need to copy stuff. The servers will keep running until you shut your Windows down.
joska wrote:One happy customer here I received the adapter a few days ago and has used it with my Mega and the Falcon/AB. It doesn't work properly with TOS 1.02 on my Mega but with newer TOS-versions it works flawlessly. On the Falcon I've seen speeds above 100kb/s, which is more than my ethernet card can do.
The Mega only has an ACSI drive so I've been using floppy-net to transfer stuff to it until now. PARCP makes it so much faster and easier. I've found that the software is far more advanced than it looks at first glance, reading the docs is a must to get full usage of it.
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