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  1. Thanks @TPope yes it appears the elusive IIsi PDS adapter is the missing piece of the puzzle. I'd love to know what this adapter does that the Twinspark doesn't! I'd also like to see at least some shred of evidence that anybody has ever got a 601 working in their SE/30? I know it'd been mentioned online a few times, but never with photographic proof
  2. No I only have a IIvx adapter, but that belonged to a Turbo 040 - I'm not sure if they are compatible.
  3. I know a few other people have tried getting a Daystar Turbo 601 working in their SE/30, but I thought I'd share my experiences. I tried installing a 100mhz Turbo 601 in my SE/30 using a Twinspark Adapter. I experimented with various ROM's using the BMOW ROM Simm Programmer and here's the results: IIvx / IIvi ROM: Zebra pattern, even without the Turbo 601 installed IIci ROM: Zebra pattern IIsi ROM: Zebra pattern IIfx ROM: You get the PowerPC "aaah" sound! But then Zebra pattern So the IIfx ROM was the most promising, but still not much luck.
  4. It's strange that you can access some websites but not others. It must be related to DNS and MacTCP - perhaps someone else here can provide some ideas? You could also try hitting some websites via IP address to confirm that it's a DNS issue or not. In regard to the MacWifi Extension, are you on System 7? The extension won't work on anything less than that because it uses a Background-Only Application (BOA) which was only available in System 7 onward. But if you are on system 7, try deleting MacWifi Preferences from your Preferences folder and then reboot. It'll try scanning networks for a few seconds, but should then display a Settings menu. Then under settings, select OpenWRT as your device, enter your IP address as the host (e.g. 192.168.8.1), then enter your router username and password (e.g. root + your root password will be fine).
  5. My AR300M router uses the 192.168.8.X IP range (the router address itself is 192.168.8.1) - is this the same for you? Your router address should remain as 192.168.8.1 no matter what Wifi network you are connected to. You your router IP changes when choosing a different wifi network then it's not configured correctly. If your router has a fixed IP address, then you should just be able to enter any static IP into MacTCP within the same range and it should work, e.g. 192.168.8.20. I've never actually used MacTCP, so I'm hoping someone else on this thread can give you some general advice on setting a static IP with MacTCP? I only know how to do this using Open Transport.
  6. Personally I would choose the OpenWRT router, such as the GL AR300M. It's harder to set up than the Vonets, but once it's done this router is faster, more robust, and you can switch wifi networks without having to reboot your Mac.
  7. Older versions don't support Json RPC, which is the API that the extension uses for issuing commands to the router.
  8. Do it via the Luci interface, otherwise it won't persist when you turn off the router. Also see my note about swapping eth0 and eth1 in the MacWifi readme.
  9. Have you tried connecting the router to your modern PC/Mac via Ethernet to see if it works? It's much easier to diagnose problems on a modern device, then once it's working you can try on your vintage Mac. Also, are you seeing a solid Link Light on your vintage Mac Ethernet card? If not, then your speed & duplex settings are probably wrong.
  10. ants

    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Thanks all for the encouraging words. I was going to pack it all in after frying my LCD controller - but you've motivated me to keep on trying. @Byrd thanks for the offer. I'm pretty happy with the results using liquid silicone rubber, but I'll keep it in mind cheers. @trag I actually included the mounting brackets from the original CRT in the mould - see below. The problem was that they were too shallow and in the resulting cast they were too flimsy so I had to remove them. But I have an idea how to fix this next time I make a mould. Currently the resin panel is hot glued into the back of the Mac case - it's horrible so including the mounting tabs would be ideal. @nickpunt @LaPorta time permitting I'd like to make a few more resin panels for the 68kmla community. Making the pressure chamber for setting the resin free of air bubbles was a big job so it would be good to get some more use out of it.
  11. Hey @10001001sos sorry for the delay - please see attached PDF of my router settings. My settings are a bit of a mess - mainly because I don't know how to rename the network interfaces so they are a bit misleading. Here's what I can tell you: The first interface LAN is the Bridge between the Wireless network and the Ethernet Port on eth0. This is the important interface that ties everything together. The second interface WAN on eth1 is unused - you'd only use this if you were routing to a wired network using the second ethernet port on the router The third interface WAN6 on eth0 is the ethernet connection between the router and the Mac. WAN6 is obviously a misleading name but I can't seem to rename it! The fourth interface WWAN is the Wireless connection. I'm unsure if this is actually used, but I'm too scared to delete it. I only included the settings for LAN and WAN6 so not to confuse you - but I can include more if required. router-settings.pdf
  12. ants

    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Here is the only photo I took before I accidentally fried the LCD controller board... a fleeting moment of glory: It looked great - zero distortion and the curved resin panel fits the Mac perfectly. I accidentally reversed the polarity of the 12v power to the LCD controller - smoke ensued! I hope it's just a fuse as I really can't spend any more money on this project!
  13. ants

    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Quick update: As you can see from the broken shard of glass below, the CRT cutting was unsuccessful! But perhaps it was a blessing in disguise, because as you can see the glass is very dark, thick and has a stipple texture on the inside. It would have led to poor clarity from the LCD. But it gave me an idea - using my remaining CRT I made a silicone mould of the convex surface and then made a cast using clear polyurethane resin: Truth be told, it was an immense amount of work to achieve this result. I had multiple failed attempts and even made my own pressure chamber so that the resin would be free from air bubbles! Stay tuned for final assembly!
  14. @10001001sos I'll log into my router and screenshot the bridge settings. I'll try for this weekend.
  15. Hi @10001001sos. The MacWifi project isn't dead - I got it to a working state so it hasn't needed any further work as yet. The latest version is on the GitHub page here: https://github.com/antscode/MacWifi/releases I understand setting up the GL-iNet Router is complicated. Which step in the readme file are you stuck on? I can try and help you out. I use Open Transport instead of MacTCP - I find it much easier to set up and DHCP works.
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