Network installation guide for the Amiga
The installation of network stack, drivers etc isn’t all that bad once you know how things should be done. But it can be quite confusing if you haven’t tried it before.
The primary focus on this document is getting wireless network up running, but I’ll cover wired network as well.
I’ve chosen the Miami 3.x version for this guide to cover 68000 binaries. The MiamiDX package requires a 68020+ processor, but feel free to use this instead, the Installation procedure is almost identical.
The author of Miami has OK’ed that the software be used freely, something about he lost the code generator or source or something. There is a nice website named Keyring where the keys for this software can be downloaded. Though I’ve also added them to the AIO Package below.
You’ll need to download a few things off aminet, + getting some keys. I’ll also provice a full download package, but make note that this package might not be up to date if a new driver/package is updated on aminet.
You should already have a running Operating System, preferably OS31. Installer43_3 from aminet, lha to extract packages. Directory Opus or Diskmaster are useful too.
I will only cover the MUI based installation of the Miami TCP/IP stack.
So do a search on http://aminet.net for the following files (do remember I’ve compiled a full package with everything and provided a download link further down):
All in One Package (this is all you need)
==> Network-PCMCIA-AIO (4MB) <==
Or you can download each package individually.
Lower you can find some Internet software packages which might be useful to you.
You’ll need the registration keys too.
Download the Miami 3.0 keys from here: http://www.fatcat.vispa.com/keyring/
|68000/10 binary (Unexpanded A1000/2000/500/600)
|68020/30/40/60 binary (A1200/3000/4000)
Network drivers – Select only the one you need, and you can skip the installation for those sections.
|3Com 589 pcmcia
|WEP compatible wireless – Use prism2v2 if possible.
|WEP/WPA/WPA2 compatible wireless
MiamiDX (Deluxe) for 68020+ processors (also included in the AIO package)
Download the MiamiDX keys from here: http://www.fatcat.vispa.com/keyring/
|AWEB Lite v3.5.09
|Webbrowser for 68000
|IRC client for 68020+
|AmIRC (68000 binary)
|IRC client binary for the AmIRC package above. Just overwrite the contents of the full package with this package.
Extract the packages
As I mentioned earlier you should already have a running system with lha, installer43_3 (search aminet for lha.run selfextracting package, and installer43_3). The following images show the extraction using Directory Opus (all Miami packages needs to be extracted into the same folder).
If you’ve downloaded my compiled packaged you can skip this step and just extract that package.
The Miami package has a couple of frontends, but I’ve chosen MUI as I’ve seen this requirement more often than any of the other choices.
The MUI package is a framework for developers to make it easier to make a GUI, it is also required for using the software created for MUI, kinda the same as Microsoft’s .net framework, JAVA etc.
If you already know how to install a program, or it’s already installed (if you’re using ClassicWB) you can skip this section. It is really simple, but I’m providing screenshots of the procedure anyway.
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Navigate to the extraction folder
Proceed, Proceed, Proceed.. I warned you. It’s so simple.
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This is almost as easy as installing MUI, though you’ll have some options here, like entering the SSID + Passphrase.
This is where you enter your SSID – Make sure you enter the correct one as you’d otherwise either need to re-encrypt the combined passphrase, or just do what’s easier. Reinstall this package and enter the correct info again.
the config file for this setup is ENVARC:Sys/Wireless.prefs If you edit the SSID manually you’ll need to re-encrypt again (not covered in this installation guide).
3Com 589 driver
There is an Installer with this driver.
NE2000 compatible driver
This one has to be copied by hand, copy from the extracted directory of the cnet driver Devs/Networks. Choose the cnet.device and copy to Devs:Networks.<– Back to top | Miami 3.2 TCP/IP Stack installation –>
Installation of Miami 3.2
Now would be a good time to restart the Amiga with the netcard inserted.
Next is the installation of Miami (MiamiDX is quite similar).
Install Miami keys
Time to copy the keyfiles to the directory where we installed Miami.
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Applying Miami configuration
Start up Miami
The final setup showing Googles page on the 1. Jan 2015, the A1200 with wireless adapter.