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  1. ants

    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    @razo sorry I should have been more specific. I've listed the issues I'm aware of with the Vonets in the MacWifi readme here: https://github.com/antscode/MacWifi/blob/master/README.md But in regard to keeping a connection with a router, I've had no problems.
  2. ants

    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    FYI for everyone following this thread, you can also use an OpenWRT based router such as the GL-iNet AR300M. It's a little bit more work to set up, but these routers are faster, more robust and more flexible than the Vonets. More info on setting up an OpenWRT router can be found here: https://github.com/antscode/MacWifi Also, the MacWifi system extension is also available for download here: https://github.com/antscode/MacWifi/releases. This extension adds a Wifi menu to System 7 so that you can connect to networks directly from your Mac:
  3. @Crutch the default gateway IP on the GL-iNet devices is 192.168.8.1, so start by trying that? But if you've bridged your networks, perhaps the device is getting an IP address from your main router. The GL-iNet also provides a hostname that you can use instead of IP address, on the AR-300M the default hostname is gl-ar300m, so I assume it would be gl-ar750 for your device. Try that if the IP address does not work. I believe the hostname can be viewed in Luci, although I don't have the device with me right now to check. Let me know if you get it working, and I'll update the Readme in the MacWifi project with this info thanks.
  4. @Crutch awesome! Have you tried out the Wifi extension on your SE/30 yet? I'd love to know if anybody is having success with it.
  5. I had the same problem with my AR-300M - ethtool wouldn't identify eth1 (the LAN port) - but I later discovered that it worked fine for eth0 (the WAN port). So then all I did was swap the LAN & WAN ports using the Luci interface, under Network settings.
  6. Well it's written in C++, so that's a good start. There's a good amount of abstraction in the code too. Probably not something I'd ever tackle though...
  7. If you haven't already bought a Vonets, then I would recommend an OpenWRT device (see previous reply a bit further back in this thread for more info). The only device I've tested is this one, but it's pretty good: https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar300m/
  8. v2 of the MacWifi extension is now available for download: https://github.com/antscode/MacWifi/releases This version adds support for OpenWRT devices and allows you to specify device settings, such as Username & Password. More information about OpenWRT is in the readme. The extension now sports a Settings menu: And a new Wifi Settings dialog allows you to choose which device you are using (Vonets or OpenWRT) - along with your login credentials for the device:
  9. ants

    Se/30 networking

    Well you could always try a Wi-Fi module The above article uses a Vonets card - however I now recommend an OpenWRT device such as the GL-AR300M (which is also in an external box in case you don't want to pull your Mac apart) There's also a system extension for displaying a Wifi icon in your Mac menubar...
  10. ants

    Se/30 networking

    I find MacTCP Ping handy for checking basic network connectivity (also works with Open Transport)
  11. ants

    Se/30 networking

    A common issue is that vintage Mac network cards only supports a fixed speed and duplex (usually 10mbs Half Duplex), and they don't support the "auto negotiate" standard that modern Routers use to determine the speed & duplex. Check your Router settings to see if you can disable auto negotiate on the LAN port connected to your Mac, and set the connection to 10mbs half duplex. Note that most modern routers probably won't have settings to change this. Usually if the green light (link light) on your Mac network card is blinking, then you don't have a connection to your router. If it's solid, then you do.
  12. I've written a basic HTTP library in C++ (based on MacTCP): https://github.com/antscode/MacHTTP It can be compiled using Retro68 on a modern Mac or PC.
  13. I've got stunnel working on my OpenWRT box - however it's not a magic bullet solution, because the client application needs to be written specifically to communicate via stunnel for SSL connections. i.e. it won't allow you to visit HTTPS websites via a web browser. I don't think there's any way to transparently proxy a HTTPS connection to plain HTTP. That said, I'm a firm believer that web browsing on a vintage Mac is dead in the water anyway. But the Internet isn't just web browsing, and I think there's still heaps of cool stuff that's possible using web API's - e.g. I'm currently building a Spotify client to play music on my wireless speakers (dunno if I'll succeed though!). I don't think you're locked out with a Macintosh SE, but perhaps others could provide some input? I'm not sure if System 7 can run on an 8mhz machine? The MacWifi extension doesn't consume much resources - most of the time is just sits idle unless you change Wifi networks.
  14. @Hustletron it should work with any Ethernet card, as long as you can connect it to the wifi module (i.e. it has an RJ45 port). I haven't tried it with the VAP11N, but I'm hoping someone who already has one can try it out? I'm confident that it will just work. The Vonets was the first wifi card that I discovered that could connect to a vintage Mac Ethernet card (i.e. it supports a fixed 10mbs half duplex connection) - however since then I've been trying out OpenWRT which is much more powerful. From my testing so far, OpenWRT is better than the Vonets in every way, including: - It's faster and robust - Scanning networks is instant, as opposed to the long delay on the Vonets - You can change wifi networks without restarting the device - It runs its own DHCP server, so you don't need to reboot your Mac after changing networks - But most exciting is that OpenWRT is essentially Linux, so you can install virtually any extension - such as stunnel which can handle SSL encryption (something that a 16mhz CPU simply can't do fast enough)
  15. Yep, you can download the extension here: https://github.com/antscode/MacWifi/releases It works with the VM300 (with default login credentials), and so far I've tested it on a SE/30 and a Colour Classic. I'll release a new version soon with support for OpenWRT devices, and also the ability to change the login details for the VM300.
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