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  1. Retmarut

    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Yep, after replacing the 3,6V battery in my Ethergate and attaching the right cables and terminates (50 Ohms), it‘s working like charme!
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Per LocalTalk Segment at least 32 nodes, per Zone I think it was 254 (8bit node address). And then there was EtherTalk Phase 1 and 2 ... and PhoneNet Talk... I remember on PCs the AppleTalk stack took > 128kB of RAM, terribly much under MS-Dos...
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Well, 30 years ago. Today its just about connecting my local 'museum' Macs to the rest of my home network :-)
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    This is how it looks like: With the 'Internet Manager' you can configure the LocalTalk ports as remote serial (to connect to remote AppleTalk networks) or as direct network network connection to bridge between Ethernet and LocalTalk. You can also define and setup the zone names and ranges... The FastPath was the predecessor to the EtherGate – don't know its features. The EtherGate has 2 LT and 1 ETH port, which can be switched between AUI or BNC (10Base5 or 10Base2). In the nineties at Linotype/Germany we used them to connect all printers (LaserWriters) and PCs (PhoneNet) to the Ethernet backbone and also attached remote offices via modems connected to the LT ports...
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Yeah yeah yeah! That’s it! Oh man, it does exist. How can I get it? How much do you want?
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    The Shiva Ethergate is/was a RS485/LocalTalk/Ethernet gateway, internally having a 16MHz MC68000 processor and could connect old style Mac-only networks even with remote networks (early WANs). It came with chooser extension and system extension for the 68k Macs, and still the firmware images are around. But the application to setup routing and configuring the gateway was separate - and seems to have disappeared from this planet - after Intel bought Shiva and wiped their FTP site. And since that time I’m searching for that ‘Internet Manager’ called software... Ret
  7. Retmarut

    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Hi Eric, surprise, surprise. Your offer sounds interesting! I’m still keen of getting my Mac SE (I upgraded it with a 68020 + FPU, 32MHz) into my home net. Alas, most of the disks offered contain the drivers and chooser extensions, only. If you have the chance to look inside, and you’ll find the Internet Manager, I would like to buy the disks (I won’t bother with the hardware, saving the mailing costs and customs et al.). How are your chances to find a system which can read the disks? Ret
  8. Retmarut

    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Thanks for your support, but no change. The Ethergate was a successor to the Fastpath, as I remember - manufactured after 1990 (The original Lithium battery in my one was marked 12/90 ... it still had 2.5Volts, btw, after 27 years!). I have problems opening the MFS formatted disk (network utilities) - but I guess there is nothing in for the EtherGate. BTW: There is an EtherGate on sale on Ebay - alas, it is 100$ + shipping (to Germany another 70$) and it's not sure, if the Internet Manager is on the disk, I rather doubt it ...
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    a follow up: The EtherGate died last week - the LEDs were only flashing very dimm. I checked the Vcc - it was only 4.7V. After replacing the uA7805 it is now back from grave (but still in the graveyard !) It shows up on Shiva's Net Manager 2.5, but I cannot configure it, FastPath Mgr II 5.0 does not show it, neither does the rest of the sw from the ftp link...
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    No, sorry, but it doesn‘t seem to work. Additionally, now the EtherGate does not show up any more. All 3 LEDs are flashing green now; before the Ethernet Link was green and the two Serial Ports were flashing red and green. Seems it has lost its config completely. But great thanks for your help! I‘ll keep you informed...
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    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Thanx NJRoadfan, with "Net Manager" I see the EtherGate in the device list, but I can't do much with it I keep on looking...
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