Forrest wrote:You shouldn't need a crossover ethernet cable if you're connecting to a ethernet switch, router or a G3 or newer Mac - these all have auto MDX ports.
Gorgonops wrote:Sometimes those old ethernet transceivers can be picky about connecting to any switch/ethernet port that tries to autonegotiate anything faster than 10mbit.
Ok update. So i want to share an internet connection from my powermac g4 running 10.5.8 from wifi through an ethernet cable to my quadra 610. I plan on using an adapter that will convert the aaui-15 port on the back of my quarda to a standard one. I will then use two stand ethernet cables connected via a 10mbs ethernet hub in order to connect the two computers. By the way, the quadra is running 7.6.1. I really don't want to spend much more money so these are some of the cheap items i found on eBay. I just want to know if they will work for the task.
danielb wrote:That seems a very complicated setup for something which may be a lot simpler.
Why don't you just connect the Quadra via an ethernet cable to your wireless router? This works with both my Q650 and Q700. I use static IP addresses. If this doesn"t work, then try the more complicated setup.
LOOM wrote:There are a bunch of ways to connect your Macintosh to the internet.. I even connected my Macintosh Plus to the internet with System 6.0.8, MacTCP and MacPPP via serial cable (modem/printer port) to a laptop running linux and pppd - connected to wifi. I "called" my laptop from the Plus, got a local IP from the laptop and could access the web..
sudo pppd -detach crtscts lock debug defaultroute proxyarp 192.168.0.10:192.168.0.50 /dev/tty.usbserial 38400
onlyonemac wrote:Wow! I didn't even know you could still link them to the internet, let alone use Google on them!
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