Communication / Network Utilities

Serial Communications

Product Version Year of Release Comments Download
CrossTalk

XVI 3.71

 

Mk4 2.0

1989

 

1990

CrossTalk XVI v3.71 - Copy unzipped contents to a directory on C: (directory name not important).

Crosstalk Mk.4, dated 1990.
Crosstalk Mk.4 allows multiple serial ports to be used and controlled simultaneously (via mutiple sessions).
Session information is here.

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LapLink

2.15

III 3.00a

Pro 4.00

V 5.00

1987

1990

1991

1993

LapLink, from Traveling Software Inc., enables users to easily and quickly move files between two DOS computers using only a serial null-modem cable or a special parallel port connector. No other hardware is needed.

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pcAnywhere   1991
This is a 1991 dated version of pcANYWHERE.  The READ.ME file indicates that the software will also run in a DOS box within Windows 3.0.
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Procomm v2.3 1987 Supports the following file transfer protocols: Xmodem, Kermit, Telink, Modem7, Ymodem, Ymodem Batch, ASCII Click
Telix

 

 

 

1.00

 

3.12

 

3.15

 

 

 

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Dec89

 

Apr91

Supports the following file transfer protocols: ASCII, CIS Quick B, Kermit, Modem7, SEAlink, Telink, Xmodem, 1k-Xmodem, G-1k-Xmodem, Ymodem Batch, Ymodem-G, Zmodem
Version 1.00 also supports the Jmodem and Lynx protocols.

First version - probably buggy. Also supports the Jmodem and Lynx protocols which were dropped in later versions.

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According to the release notes, this version mostly fixes the bugs in 3.12

 

 

 

 

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USB DOS - - This 16-bit Panasonic-developed DOS driver will let your system boot DOS, maybe even Caldera's OpenDOS and recognize all USB devices connected to the respective controllers. Note that it only recognises mass storage devices including external hard disks, CD-ROM/CD-RW, DVD-ROM, ZIP, JAZZ, LS-120, and flash memory.

The Panasonic DOS drivers seem to work on most USB chipset implementations, including Intel and NEC, as well as NVidia, VIA, and SIS.

Read the file INFO.TXT for details on how to set it up.

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Networking

Product Version Year of Release Comments Download
Artisoft LANTastic 4.0 1991 A peer to peer local area network OS which supports Ethernet, ARCNET and Token Ring. Click
Artisoft LANTastic 5.0 1993 A peer to peer local area network OS which supports Ethernet, ARCNET and Token Ring. Click
Artisoft LANTastic Z 1993

LANtastic Z is a special version of LANtastic that does not use a LAN card. Instead, the hardware consists of a supplied serial cable (called a null modem cable) to connect the serial ports of two computers, plus a special parallel cable in case you prefer to connect the parallel ports of two computers.

This product is based on Lantastic 5.0.

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Artisoft LANTastic 6.0 1994 A peer to peer local area network OS which supports Ethernet, ARCNET and Token Ring. Click
Artisoft LANTastic 7.0 1996

LANtastic 7.0 surpasses Windows 95's features and capabilities for networking small businesses and workgroups. For example, LANtastic 7.0 enables you to network with non- Windows computers, including Macintoshes and old 286 PCs.

LANtastic 7.0 significantly improves Windows 95's meager security, and the installation and maintenance are less complicated.

LANtastic 7.0 also includes modem sharing and an Internet Gateway.

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IBM PC Local Area Network Program

1.00

 

1.10

1985

 

1988

The IBM PC Local Area Network Program (1.00 is just named "IBM PC Network Program") is an IBM rebadged version of Microsoft's MS-NET (later LAN Manager). It is a program that lets any workstation on a network share resources, such as drives or printers, with other workstations.

The Installation Aid disk contains software that guides you through installation and configuration of the software.

This software requires a NetBIOS driver for your specific network card. NetBIOS drivers for IBM Token Ring cards are provided on the "IBM LAN Support" disk.

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Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for MS-DOS 1.0 -


Adds workgroup capabilities to MS-DOS. This allows file and printer sharing between MS-DOS computers and Windows-based computers.

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Email

Product Version Year of Release Comments Download
Microsoft Mail Client for PC Networks

2.1c MS-DOS Server

3.0a Upgrade

3.0b MS-DOS Server

3.2 MS-DOS Server

3.5 MS-DOS Server

1993

There were two distinct "Microsoft Mail" products. One for AppleTalk Networks, and one for PC Networks.

The Microsoft Mail for PC Networks product was introduced in 1991. It was based on Network Courier by Consumers Software of Vancouver BC. The 2.x versions were basically a rebranding, while 3.x version introduced many more features. (There was no 1.x from Microsoft) It is a shared file post office based mail server designed to work with IBM, Microsoft, and Novell network file shares.

In 1996, Microsoft Mail was replaced with Microsoft Exchange.

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Fax

Product Version Year of Release Comments Download
BitFax 4.06H 1993 BitFax is a basic fax program, used with compatible FaxModems. It was available for both DOS and Windows. BitFax/OCR includes optical character recognition used in conjunction with receiving fax documents. Comes with BitCom V5.6D (3.5-1.44mb)  Click
DOSFax Lite 2.00 1992 Delrina DosFax is a DOS based program for sending and receiving faxes via a modem that has fax capabilities. This software was often bundled with modems or PCs. It was often accompanied by Delrina WinFax. Click