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  1. Even with a hypothetical new version of iCab, in order to make web browsing on a vintage Mac possible you're going to need: An external HTTP to HTTPS proxy - since most of the web is now TLS encrypted with complex ciphers (even a 68040 doesn't stand a chance decrypting a ECDHE cipher before the remote server would time out) An external web rendering proxy - since the task of parsing & rendering modern CSS is so CPU intensive Both of these exist, somebody just needs to piece it all together. And thanks to the advent of the mobile web and responsive web design, if these problems were solved then a mobile-optimized website might display quite well on a vintage mac. The HTML viewport width of an iPhone X is just 375 "pixels" (albeit at a much higher resolution/sharpness, since the actual number of pixels on an iPhone X is 3 times this resolution). The width of an SE/30 screen is 512 pixels (actual pixels in this case). So, ironically in 2018 there's a better chance of web pages working on a vintage mac than 10 years ago!
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    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    Sorry I forgot to attach it to my original post. Below is a link to download the template for the Wifi Antenna Bracket (I couldn't upload it to this thread for some reason): https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ak8iQs7xV3NBkbEo7qfAaEldnq4agQ
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    Thanks for sharing this, it's good to know I'm not the only one with this issue!
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    Yeah I've had it sitting in a box for months now, along with all the parts to make the cable assembly! I've just had zero time to put it all together I'll try and find the time in the next few weeks.
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    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.
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    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:
  7. @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.
  8. @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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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/
  12. 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:
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    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...
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    Se/30 networking

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