my name is brijesh
i have an old lap to having a parallel and serial port.
i want to use this port to ping ethernet ports for testing purposes
could anyone kindly suggest me how do i achieve thgis using dos
since the laptop is too old the configuration is restricted to :

12mb ram
30mb HDD
1 serial port
1 parallel port
1 1.44" floppy drive

i was able to install only MSDOS on it
can you suggest what else is required for me that enables me to
communicate to a ethernet port through the serial/parallel port?

waiting for the reply
thatnk you
brijesh s