How to setup a PCMCIA ethernet card on Amiga 600 and Amiga 1200

This webpage is dedicated to those people that have either an Amiga 600 or an Amiga 1200(maybe both), and wonder what they should use the PCMCIA port for. The answer is simple, use it to connect your Amiga to the internet. By doing so download of the archives from Aminet and the games from Back2Roots will be a hell of a lot easier!

All the software you need is freely available on Aminet. You can find links to the software at the bottom of this page.

Setup of Miami v3.2b

The first time you run the Miami program after installation, you will be presented with the following screen. This is the main screen, and from here you will have access to all sub menus needed in order to get you online with your PCMCIA ethernet card.

The only settings you need to set, are the settings found by pressing the Interface button and the settings found by pressing the TCP/IP button.

The first steps

Let's start with the Interface settings, so press the Interface button. You will now be presented with the following screen.

You need to change the following settings:

Interface type
Change this so it says SANA-II Ethernet

Here you specify your driver for your ethernet card. Type in Devs:Networks/cnet.device or Devs:Networks/3c589.device, depending on which driver you have choosen to install.

IP Type, Netmask Type and Gateway Type
If your internet connection allows you to just plug in your computer in order to connect to the internet, you should just set all three settings to DHCP. If you use a static IP connection, then you need the information provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), change all three settings to static and enter the information needed.

The last thing you need to do here is to press the button SANA-II parameters.... After you have pressed the button you will be presented with the following screen.

Press the Query device button, and the MAC adress from your ethernet card will be read by Miami. This is needed for MAC adress filtering with the use of routers for instance. Now press OK, and you will be taken back to the Interface screen. Once again press ok.

The final steps

Now you only need to change the settings found by pressing the TCP/IP button, so just go right ahead and do it. By doing so you will be presented with the following screen.

You need to change the following settings:

Host name
Untack the dynamic field and enter your host name. This host name will appear on your routers DHCP client list for instance.

Real name
This setting should be obvious for every user

User name
This setting should be obvious for every user as well

Verify DNS servers
By tacking this setting the DNS server you will be getting will be a verified one. I believe this is needed on most systems, at least on my own.

Now just press OK to this screen, and you will be taken back to the main window. Save your settings, so you don't need to enter all informations once more the next time you are going online.

Does it work???

Now you have changed all the settings that you need to change in order to connect to the internet (hopefully). Now just press the Online button on the main screen, and hopefully the next thing you will see is a screen like this:

Notice that the Online button has become ghosted, and the text Miami is now online. is written in the box at the bottom. Now enjoy the internet on your Amiga!

Note to Amiga 1200 users

Because of an error on the A1200 motherboard (goes for all revisions) the Amiga 1200 users need to run a utility. In short, this utility is needed because the PCMCIA port doesn't reset when the Amiga 1200 is being reset, but this problem will be solved by adding the following line to your User-Startup found in S:


The CardReset utility can be found in the CardReset.lha archive.


PCMCIA drivers

Archive ReadMe
cnetdevice.lha cnetdevice.readme
3c589.lha 3c589.readme

Dialer software

Miami Deluxe

Archive ReadMe
MiamiDx10cmain.lha MiamiDx10cmain.readme
MiamiDx10c-MUI.lha MiamiDx10c-MUI.readme

Miami v3.2b

Archive ReadMe
Miami32b-000.lha Miami32b-000.readme
Miami32b-020.lha Miami32b-020.readme
Miami32b-CA.lha Miami32b-CA.readme
Miami32b-GTL.lha Miami32b-GTL.readme
Miami32b-MUI.lha Miami32b-MUI.readme
Miami32b2-main.lha Miami32b2-main.readme


Archive ReadMe
mui38usr.lha mui38usr.readme
CardReset.lha CardReset.readme