Andrew's NEC ProSpeed 286 Page
I had one of these in January of 2003 but could not undo the boot password and eventually gave up on it. In trying to find out how to unlock it I received some setup files from LW who sent them all to me when I offered to post them online so people would stop contacting him about some old news group postings with his name on them. Finally (May 2005) I am doing this, prompted by a glossy NEC ad I stumbled across recently:
Almost makes you want to buy one, doesn't it?
The files are in a single zipped folder. Included is a text file "ltlist.txt" that lists a heap of files that were available on the "NEC Technologies BBS". I don't have all of them but include the list in case it helps you identify file content or file names for some other machines.
The other files that are in the zipped file are:
Files with Descriptions
286CRT.COM Size: 1,366 | Prospeed 286/386SX CRT utility Date: 01/10/90 DL's: 317 |
286DISP.EXE Size: 2,432 | ProSpeed 286 crt & LCD command for roms Date: 01/07/93 DL's: 158 | date 8/20/90
286LCD.COM Size: 1,384 | Prospeed 286/386SX LCD utility Date: 01/10/90 DL's: 283 |
286PAL.EXE Size: 52,864 | ProSpeed 286 utilities - includes Date: 11/24/92 DL's: 198 | pallette.com
286SETUP.COM Size: 44,227 | Prospeed 286 - Setup utility files Date: 09/06/90 DL's: 672 | Self-extracting archive.
COMSETUR.EXE Size: 24,216 | Com port utility which will allow you to Date: 03/26/91 DL's: 232 | configure up to 38,4
CONE.EXE Size: 64,934 | Configuration boot up menu(allows multiple Date: 10/11/91 DL's: 336 | config's and
EXPSETUP.COM Size: 19,483 | Prospeed 286/386/SX - expansion station Date: 09/06/90 DL's: 294 | setup. Self-extracting
NEWEMM.COM Size: 37,788 | Prospeed 286 - New Expanded Memory driver. Date: 09/06/90 DL's: 221 | Self-extracting archive
PRO-3270.COM Size: 11,561 | Prospeed - IBM 3270 Interface Fix Date: 09/04/90 DL's: 31 | Self-extracting archive.
PROTCOM2.EXE Size: 110,811 | Prospeed - Telcom ver 2.0 Self-extracting Date: 09/04/90 DL's: 75 | archive.
PROXBOOT.COM Size: 3,239 | Prospeed - Xenix, Unix video patch Date: 09/06/90 DL's: 43 | Self-extracting archive.
STRET.EXE Size: 65,024 | ProSpeed 286 stretch utility Date: 07/23/92 DL's: 84 |
Files without official Descriptions
CONED.BAT (configuration editor)
CONED.DOC (documentation for configuration editor)
CONEDHST.DOC (release history for configuration editor)
README.1ST (explanation of STRETCH.EXE & CHG_SCRN.COM)
STRETCH.EXE (helps with setting screen stretching setup)
I hope this page helps you out. Thanks for the files, LW, and hopefully this will get people out of your email inbox.