First post, by dosmax
Using hal-9000s NE2000 network patch doesn't work as expected when connecting dosbox to a wlan card. Dosbox can only connect to its host machine in these cases but not to other machines on the local network or the internet. I'm not sure if this is true for all wireless cards, but I would guess so.
There is a very simple solution to this problem. All you need is a loopback network device and a network bridge. No extra files are needed for this. The guide is for Windows 7, but the same thing should be possible in Vista or later versions of XP. In XP the actual 'bridge building process' will be somewhat different.
This it how it works in Windows 7 click by click (I did this on a German Win7, so I have to guess some English terms):
- 1. Open a command shell with administrative rights (one way to do this: type "cmd" in the start menu searchbox, then right-click on the cmd.exe icon and select "Run as administrator"
2. Type hdwwiz.exe, press Enter to get the old XP-style hardware wizard
3. Click on Next
3. Choose "Install Hardware manually" (the second option), click Next
4. Choose "Network adapter" from the list, click Next
5. In the next window choose "Microsoft" in the left pane and "Microsoft Loopback adapter" in the right pane
6. Click, Next, Next to install the device
7. Open the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel
8. Choose "Change adapter properties" (3rd option) in the left menu. You should now see your installed network adapters
9. Select your active wireless connection and the "Microsoft Loopback adapter" at the same time (hold ctrl, left click both icons)
10. right-click one of the icons while both are highlighted select "Create Bridge" (the 4th option)
11. Now you can install Windows 95 following HAL-9000s instructions ( http://home.arcor.de/h-a-l-9000/ ) or reconfigure any networked Dosbox you might already have.
12. While configuring Dosbox be sure to select the "MS Loopback Driver" as realnic for the virtual NE2000, otherwise this won't work.
That's it. Now you have full LAN- and internet access in Dosbox over a wireless connection.