Using Eazylink Mode
For convenience This section has been copied from the Eazylink2 User Guide.
Here is a picture of the blank screen you should see. The left-hand window is used to show the files on Z88 side. There are no files on this Z88, hence the blank screen, but that will change soon.
Running for the first time
Follow this procedure:-
Most of the following commands can be selected from this menu. Select
The first time Eazylink is connected to the Z88 the Com Port window is displayed. This can also be selected with the
Serial Port Settings
An intelligent guess is made at which Serial Port is being used. Here is your chance to check that the correct one has been selected. In this case Windows is using COM 5.
If the Eazylink pop-down is running under OZ 4.5, selecting the "Use 38400 BPS High Speed Transfer" will enable this.
You may initially get this screen
Choose 'Ignore.' and try again.
Select Z88 Device
As :RAM.1 is set as the Default Device on the Z88. :RAM.1 is selected. If the files are to be saved to a different device, select the Tab now.
The right-hand side window showing the Desktop side is used. There is a program that can be run to check that the connection is working correctly.
Eazylink Popdown Protocol Testing Program
This only works with the Eazylink popdown and is useful to check whether the hardware or USB to Serial ports are working as expected with the Z88. To use it, connect the Z88 to the Desktop and run the Eazylink popdown on the Z88.
It is selected from the Z88 Menu.
A report is generated which should have all TRUE statements in it. An overall test message is displayed in the bottom left-hand corner.
If there are any FALSE statements, the test has FAILED. The serial port connection is not working correctly and help should be sought.
WARNING -No point going any further!
There is no point going any further until the protocol testing program passes all the tests. Go to Problem Solving Area to get some clues there.
If the information received looks a bit suspect try using this command.
Send files to the Z88
Z88 Select Device
As the Default Device was set to :RAM.1 on the Z88, this device is already selected. If a different device is required to save the files to, change it now by selecting a different tab.
Desktop Select Files
In the Desktop window select the files to be transferred
Selection exceeds Device Size
Note: Notice missing file
Have you noticed that there is a file not marked in the list? This file is a 512K binary file for the complete space. If this was selected, there would not be RAM on the Z88 to store them. Before files are transferred, a calculation is made to check if there is enough space to save all the selected files. This is the message received (with different values) if there is not enough room.
Transfer Z88 <- Desk
Click on the "Select Transfer Z88 <- Desk" button
A prompt is given, just to make sure this is what you want to do.
Select No to save prompting,
Progress may be monitored viewing the bottom of the screen.
together with the speed of transfer and the full file name showing a very long directory tree.
At the end of this the following screen will be presented with the transferred files also shown on the Z88.