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    At the moment, collecting old Mac software, taking apart my Macs, putting them together again and trying to run them at their optimum configuration.
    As well as that, playing Armor Alley, Civ I, Marathon and Deus Ex.

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  1. ArmorAlley

    10baseT Hub

    Hi Franklinstein I swapped the cables in the ports in the 10baseT hub and it worked (on both the P475, B&W and between the two)! I then other port combos and they worked too. The only difference between the time before posting and now is the crossover cable between the hub and the switch. Before it had been an ordinary ethernet cable. I was a junior sysadmin some 20 years' ago in charge of the tape backups. The cables connecting the patch panels were not crossover cables but they all had uplink ports. Thanks again for your long post. It is most informative. aa
  2. ArmorAlley

    10baseT Hub

    Franklinstein ohayou gozaimasu Thanks for the reply. The 10baseT hub is to allow the P475 and SE to connect to the LAN. It is connected to the gigabit hub. I'm fairly sure that the hub does not support auto-negotiation. I assume that these settings are in the Network control panel. The P475 is running Mac OS 8.1 at the moment. I did learn yesterday that I need to use a crossover cable to connect a hub and a switch together and that cat. 3 cable upwards should be OK for the 10baseT hub.
  3. ArmorAlley

    10baseT Hub

    I shall try other combinations of ports on the old hub tonight. I'm not really sure what the exact difference is between cat 3, cat 5 and cat 6 cabling. I'll have to spend some time with an explanation of ethernet and a cup of hot cocoa...
  4. ArmorAlley

    Installing system 7.1.1 Pro on Color Classic?

    There is an extension in System 7.5 called "SCSI Extension 4.3" which, I assume, upgrades the SCSI implementation to v4.3. I wonder if this works under System 7.1.x?
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    10baseT Hub

    Hi all, I have a 10baseT hub that I think may be broken. It still lights up. It just doesn't seem to want to negotiate. I tested it last night with my B&W G3 running Mac OS 9.2.2. I was able to connect to the Internet on a gigabit hub but not on the 10baseT hub when I switched the ethernet cables for the internet and B&W G3 over to it. A thought came to mind on my way into work this morning, could it be the cables? All of the cables are reasonably modern (cat 5 or cat 6). Could these be incompatible with the 25 year old 10baseT hub? aa
  6. ArmorAlley

    SCS2SD - Mac Plus bootable solution

    OK. Would a battery pack do, I wonder? The SCSI2SD requires 2.35W maximum (500mA).
  7. ArmorAlley

    SCS2SD - Mac Plus bootable solution

    According to codesrc.com [1], the V5, V5.1, V5.5 & V6 hardware is powered by 5V via standard Molex 4-pin drive connector, USB, or self-powered using the SCSI host termination power. Can't the Plus supply that? [1] http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=SCSI2SD
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    What OS for my PowerBook 1400c?

    Mac OS 8.1 runs grand on 32MB RAM. Do be sure to trim your System Folder of all unnecessary fat. Mac OS 8.1 gives you access to HFS+. Maybe an m.2 SATA doodah connected to an IDE-adaptor instead of your 1GB drive and you'll find that the 32MB VM is a lot more responsive.
  9. ArmorAlley

    "Cheap Networking" for System 6 and 7 Macs

    Heresy! Butter cannot be improved upon. Everyone (vegans and dieters excepted) needs butter. Anything else is but a mere spread.
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    "Cheap Networking" for System 6 and 7 Macs

    As for no business case, it has been reckoned previously that there may very well be a market for many hundreds of such devices. If each were sold at USD100, then this would be many tens of thousands of USD. As to whether this would be a sufficiently good business case is up to those willing to undertake the venture. Now, I am not an engineer and I have no idea how difficult an undertaking this would be. I mention USD100 because this is the approximate price point for the FloppyEmu, SCSI2SD and a PDS Ethernet card on eBay. I mentioned 'why bother?' because AppleTalk is plug-and-play.
  11. ArmorAlley

    "Cheap Networking" for System 6 and 7 Macs

    People, if you want slow network connections to connect your macs, then use AppleTalk. It was important in its day — reasonably affordable networking that didn't require a technician. It's not especially expensive and not especially fast. Get yourself a pre-B&W G3 PPC (e.g. a Beige G3) and use this as a bridge machine to the outside world. While it's fun to see the solution, it seems to me that you are dairy scientists trying to improve on butter. It might work, but why? What I would like to see is a SCSI-Ethernet adaptor. I know they already exist (Focus NuvoLink SC, for example), but if you can develop one (with driver) along the lines of BMOW's Wombat or SCSI2SD, then you will have something many of us would buy and that would solve your problem.
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    Nubus ethernet card - help!

    I have one that looks like that in my IIfx and it works in System 7.1 with the standard Ethernet extensions. You'll need the network, AppleTalk and TCP/IP control panels too to configure it.
  13. ArmorAlley

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    SoftFPU There is a control panel that fools the system into believing that an FPU exists. We used it for games on our P475 back when they were almost new. I couldn't find it on the Macintosh garden but I know it is on some of the MacFormat cover CDs from around 1994-1995. These disk images are up there. If I can find it at home, I'll upload it for you.
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    FWB SCSI JackHammer Nubus card & Qaudra 840av

    Are you booting with the Jackhammer control panel? I wonder if the installed ROM on has become corrupted? Maybe those who recognise damaged motherboard components would see if a capacitor etc. is damaged.
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    Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24AC & Quadra 840av

    That red colour reminds me of the LeMans card.
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