I have been given an older HDS @WorkStation. After jacking in a PS/2 mouse and keyboard and NEC MultiSync SVGA monitor, it powered up then went looking for the software to download.
Having verified functionality, I cracked the case to see what's inside. One board with one each PC type floppy and IDE connector, two 72pin SIMM sockets with a 16meg SIMM in one, a 25Mhz i960 CPU, boot ROM chip with NetOS 2.0.2 printed on it, and a bunch of other header connectors with nothing plugged into them, and no power connectors for a floppy or hard drive, even though there are hard drive mounting holes in front of the board.
Someone e-mailed me part of NetOS 2.0D and I setup an FTP service on my 2000 Pro PC. The @WorkStation then goes looking for NetOS for a bit then declares it can't find an image. My guess is it can't boot anything but 2.0.2 or newer.
Neoware has completely removed all NetOS software downloads (leaving the unlinked word NetOS at the bottom of the list to taunt @WorkStation owners). Fortunately they still have some administration and configuration documents, but nothing on the @WorkStation hardware for configuration options, max RAM etc. They even removed the graphic that had the list of hardware upgrade options.
Does anyonw know the max RAM this can use? What about installing a hard drive so it doesn't have to depend on a server to download its OS from? What do the jumpers do? What hardware upgrades were available so I can search the web for them? I've found that thousands of these were in use until fairly recently, yet information on them is nearly nonexistant. (Like the old NuBus Media 100 video editing system for Macintosh. My website has more info on it now than anywhere else on the net.)
I'd like to get this thing going as a "user proof" web kiosk for viewing some simple information content that can be remotely updated. I can get more of the little boxes for free, but there's no need if I can't find the right NetOS or other software solution.