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    WPA2 for PowerBooks/iBooks?

    My workaround would be to find an old airport base station of the same vintage or an equivalent non Apple AP. Lock it down as much as you can, MAC address filtering etc, and ideally put it on it’s own subnet and firewall the hell out of it. This is a bit overkill, you could also find a Mac...
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    PB145B serial connection woes!

    Aaaand it’s a moot point as now this is happening: Video time for a recap.
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    PB145B serial connection woes!

    Hello all! I'm having some weird and irritating issues with connecting my PowerBook 145B to my Raspberry Pi 400 (or indeed any other machine) using a serial link. I'm following the instructions here, but after MacPPP didn't work, I fell back to Zterm for troubleshooting. Basically, I can get a...
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    SE/30 to modern Mac via serial cable

    (Just realized today that I'm not using a null modem-wired cable, as far as I know. A null modem adapter arrives tomorrow so I will see if it makes a difference!)
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    SE/30 to modern Mac via serial cable

    I've followed the same instructions as OP and get a connection, but it's like the Mac is sending carriage returns over and over again (see video). I've tried 1200/2400/9600, RTS/CTS, Xon/Xoff, Zterm and ConfigPPP, Modem or Printer port, everything yields the same result. PowerBook 145B, System...
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    Oh wow, thanks! Messaging you now!
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    Appreciate all the help/advice! It's fun to have a 68k again and be part of the community :-)
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    UK, good shout, I totally didn't think to ask here. Thanks!
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    No there’s nothing of any significance on there. Ended up deleting a bunch of apps! Good to know 7.5.5 is ok - I’ve actually never used 7.1 and I didn’t realise how many of the things I took for granted on system 7 were added in 7.5. Zapping the PRAM also seemed to fix the contrast issue on...
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    it arrived! Almost pristine condition! Excited doesn’t describe it. It won’t boot with the battery in. Battery shows full but I’m getting 1.8V on the multimeter. Power supply is good, 7.8V. Screen is a lot better than the photos but the contrast fluctuates randomly, and the backlight is...
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    Thanks again, all! I have a lead on someone who can do recaps here in the UK but if anyone can recommend anyone/any company let me know :cool:
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    Thanks all! @desertrout - here's a photo (taken by the seller, it hasn't arrived yet)
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    Powerbook 145B on order!

    Hi everyone! New to this forum (well, returning to it) but a Mac user since 1996. I went in reverse order and started on PowerPC (Performa 6200) then picked up a PowerBook 150 a year later and entered the 68k world on the Mac (Amiga user since 1991...) Anyway... I've picked up a relatively good...
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    Radius PrecisionColor ADB - unwanted!

    Hi all, I found one of these colour calibrators at a car boot today in Wandsworth - it's in shrink wrap still! I don't have a use for it but wanted to rescue it, does anyone have a need for it? £10 + P&P. Pics to come soon!
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    Centris 610

    Hi all, First post on here. I picked up a Centris 610 (20MB RAM, 80MB HDD, no CD, AAUI ethernet port) with 13" Apple display, Apple Keyboard II and AppleDesign (?) mouse for the princely sum of UK£1.24 on eBay. Works perfectly and had After Dark, MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint, MacDraw II and...
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