• Hello, Guest! Welcome back, and be sure to check out this post for more info about the recent service interruption and migration.

Wireless AppleTalk networking

elbaroni

Well-known member
So having given up on my SE/30's ethernet card for the time being (see thread elsewhere) and hooked up a sci to ethernet adaptor, I find that I'm getting wireless AppleTalk. I didn't think that was possible. I have a Linksys Velop wireless system at home. I'm sitting upstairs with my SE/30 plugged into one of the base stations, with a G4 server in the garage plugged into another base station. The SE/30 can connect to the G4's AppleTalk server (the G4 is running 10.2 Server, the SE/30 6.0.8). I expected FTP to work (which it does), but not AppleTalk.
View attachment IMG_6550.mov
 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
Oh, that's interesting and rather cool. It's entirely possible: it just depends on what AP you're using. Perhaps a list of wireless APs that have been shown to work with AppleTalk would be a cool thing; I didn't realise any modern ones did!
 

LaPorta

Well-known member
That is how my entire house network runs: a bunch of AirPort base stations. If I have my SE connected to a second gen AirPort Express, and set it to extend my house network, it can access any of the other machines I have connected. I do the same when I test a new machine I get with ethernet: hook it up to another 2nd gen, and it just thinks it is hard wired into a regular router.
 

Byte Knight

Well-known member
That is how my entire house network runs: a bunch of AirPort base stations. If I have my SE connected to a second gen AirPort Express, and set it to extend my house network, it can access any of the other machines I have connected. I do the same when I test a new machine I get with ethernet: hook it up to another 2nd gen, and it just thinks it is hard wired into a regular router.
Similar setup here - I've got an Airport Extreme base station that extends my network and have my vintage Macs / IIg's plugged into that. I quickly outgrew the 4 ports so I now have a network switch plugged into the Airport Extreme, for a total of 7 vintage computers on the home network! And all of my modern / vintage computers have access to A2SERVER on my Pi.
 
Top