How To Set Up fsxNET

FSXnet may seem complicated to set up and use at first, but it’s actually incredibly simple! This guide will walk you through the steps to getting connected and on your way to exploring the network and its features with ease.


To get started, you’ll need to set up FidoNET and your bulletin board system (BBS). Once that’s done, you can log in via Telnet to your BBS and then connect to an FSXnet hub of your choice! It’s that easy, so let’s get started!


What is fsxNet?

fsxNet (pronounced Fido-ex Net) is an experimental network that uses the Fido Technology Networking to communicate between connected Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). fsxNet was established in 2015 and there are five NETs with each NET being served by a HUB.


The purpose of the network is to create an easy and convenient way for BBS users to easily communicate with each other, and to promote file sharing using the RUSH protocol, which is implemented in all fsxNet hubs.


FSX Basics

  1.  If you’re looking for a fun, simple and experimental network to connect your BBS to, look no further than FSXnet!
  2. Using Fido Technology Networking for communication, this network was established in 2015 and uses ZONE 21.
  3. There are five NETs within the network, each one served by a HUB.
  4. To get started, all you need is a BBS that is running compatible software and has a modem that can reach at least 9600 baud.
  5. Once you have that set up, you can contact the sysop of the HUB of the NET you wish to join and they will provide you with the necessary information.


Choosing Hub Access

There are a few things to consider when choosing which fsxNet hub you want to connect to. The first is whether you want to be part of the Main NET or a Secondary NET. If you want to be part of the Main NET, you’ll need to connect to the HUB0. Otherwise, you can choose any of the other HUBs.

Another thing to consider is your location. Some HUBs are located in different parts of the world, so you’ll want to make sure you choose one that’s close to you. You also need to consider your BBS’s capabilities. Not all BBSs can connect to all HUBs, so make sure your BBS can connect to the HUB you’re interested in.


Creating an Area Code

If you want to get started with fsxNet, the first thing you need to do is create an Area Code. You can do this by going to the Fido Technology website and clicking on the Create an Area Code link. Once you’ve clicked that, you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter your information.


You’ll need to enter your name, email address, and country. After you’ve entered that information, you’ll be able to choose a four-digit number for your area code. Once you’ve chosen your number, click on the Create Area Code button and your area code will be created!


Net Setting

To set up FSXnet, you’ll need a computer with a modem and a null-modem cable. You’ll also need a FidoNet-compatible BBS software package. If you don’t have a BBS software package, you can download one from the Fidonet Software Archive. Once you have everything installed and configured, you can join the network by connecting to any of the FSXnet HUBs.


BBS Setting

If you’re looking to get your BBS on fsxNet, the first thing you need to do is make sure that your BBS software is set up to use Fido Technology Networking. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to find a HUB that’s running the fsxNet software.


There are currently five NETs on the fsxNet network, so you should be able to find one that’s close to you. Once you’ve found a HUB, you’ll need to connect to it and register your BBS with the network.


After that, you’re all set! You can start exchanging messages with other BBSes on the fsxNet network. To send a message to another BBS user, just type their name into the message area of your messaging window and hit send. To receive messages from another BBS user, just have them type your name into their message area. Simple!


Hub Setting

In order to connect to the fsxNet, you will need to have a Fido Technology Networking (FTN) compatible software. Once you have that, you can connect to any of the five NETs that make up the fsxNet.


To find out which NET you should connect to, look at the list of HUBs. Once you know which HUB you want to use, open your FTN software and go to the connections tab. From there, select Add New and fill in the information for the HUB you want to use. The only thing left to do is choose a cool callsign and join in on the fun!.



fsxNET is an excellent communication tool for BBSs and can be set up easily through these steps. Just follow what the above tutorial says without skipping a step, but do feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need anything else explained further. Thank you for taking the time to read this!






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