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  1. Great minds think alike - I had already ordered that exact cable from CablesOnline
  2. @Trash80toHP_Mini haha that's EXACTLY what I'm trying to do! You might remember from another post that I can't get my Daystar Turbo and other PDS network cards to work together - so I'm going to attempt to use a SCSI Ethernet adapter instead. I also have an Asante Micro EN/SC, and I hope to change the connection to a 50 pin ribbon connector. In regard to SCSI termination, I'm assuming that the Asante adapter is already terminated. I also have a SCSI2SD in my SE/30, and I'm pretty sure that can be configured to not terminate. So I'll try the SCSI2SD as the first device, and the Asante on the end. Think that might work? @oldappleguy thanks for the pic, I've ordered one off eBay.
  3. Yep just 2 variations for colour and 1-bit displays.
  4. No dev today, but I drew the icons for the various states - it's been a very long time since I last did pixel pushing like this!
  5. Apologies if this has been asked before - but is it possible to chain multiple SCSI drives or other devices to the internal port on a SE/30 logic board? Specifically, I'd like to mount an Asante SCSI Ethernet device inside the Mac instead of outside. Obviously there'd be some changes to the connector required... Thanks in advance.
  6. haha! It's a shame that the device needs to reboot when changing networks - I guess I'll need to make the extension poll the device until it's rebooted which is a bit yuk. Thanks for the feedback.
  7. @joethezombie glad to hear you got it working. Did you hit any issues along the way? I was thinking of writing a wiki article on the setup process.
  8. @CC_333 a password dialog will be coming soon. I've already got a preferences file set up for caching the networks, so I hope to store credentials in there too. I haven't done any testing outside of 7.5 yet. The code relies on Thread Manager and MacTCP (or Open Transport) - so I guess it should work on any machine that has these installed. Once things are stable I'll provide a release for people to test on different machines. The Retro68 compiler supports 68k, PPC and Carbon - so there's opportunity to expand this to other OS versions.
  9. OK I've implemented the Thread Manager into the networking stack, which now allows the HTTP requests to frequently yield time to other tasks. But there were still limitations to the Thread Manager, so I had to move all of the long processing into a background application. Long story short, the net result is that the menu is now smooth as butter. Next task is to try and get switching between wifi networks working, and add a heap of error handling...
  10. @K55 thanks for the info. I had thought the Thread Manager was an OS 8 thing, but wrong I was... cheers.
  11. Yeah it's old school on the Mac too, it's called WaitNextEvent... No concept of Threads on System 7!
  12. Using the proven software development technique of "trying random sh*t until something works", I now have a functioning network list, reading from the VM300: Still lots of problems to solve, the main one being that the whole system locks up for 10 seconds when clicking the menu (while waiting for the VM300 to provide a response). I'm gonna take a break on this for a little while.
  13. Cool. I've done a bit more groundwork on the extension, I've linked it up to the HTTP library and I've created a base class that should allow us to add other wifi cards such as the one you've ordered. Updates are on GitHub. I've hit a new issue where DNS resolution is failing when making HTTP requests via the Wifi menu. I'm currently at a loss on how to fix this, but again I'll sleep on it for a while and hopefully it'll come to me.
  14. @techknight and @Trash80toHP_Mini, what you are suggesting is exciting and scary - perhaps we need a new thread for Raspberry Pi acceleration! What's most exciting in my opinion is that it would allow many people to speed up their old macs, as cards like Daystar Turbo's are near impossible to find these days. But i'm going to take baby steps and try and get a working Wifi connection first.
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