Does Farallon Etherwave Work Under System 6?
Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:05 PM
Apple IIe; 68K: 20DT/T + 5PB; PPC: 9DT/MT + 3PB + PTPro; G3: 7DT/MT; G4: 4T + PB; G5: Quad
Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:27 PM
If it requires OT, it will work with OS 7.5 and up, as long as you install the OT software, available on Apple's website.
If it only works with Classic Networking, it may very well work with System 6, but is assured to work fine in System 7. The best thing to do would simply be to test it in the OS you want to use it under. Just because the company has not tested and does not certify it for use with a particular system version doesn't mean it won't work.
Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:18 PM
Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:26 AM
Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:23 AM
Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:20 PM
Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:26 PM
The "Mac" adapter, sometimes called PB adapter, converts localtalk to ethernet, and the driver is optional. You can use the driver with classic networking and get somewhere around double localtalk speed. You can also ignore the driver, and I think it will convert localtalk to ethernet on any Mac with localtalk.
Can this "PB" adapter be used to get a mac onto an ethernet network using mactcp. or can it only bridge localtalk via ethernet?
Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:49 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:02 PM
Etherwave cards were made for Nubus and possibly the LC slot. They cannot be used without the driver, which requires classic networking. With some of these classic drivers, you can use ResEdit to pick out the DRVR resource the installer sticks into your System file, and paste it into a different System file, possibly an Open Transport-only system. I think I tried this once with a Farallon driver and it didn't work.
I have a Farallon EtherWave card in my LC III. So they were made for the LC PDS slot. I'm also using mine without a driver in System 7.5.3. So either Apple began supporting the Farallon EtherWave in Mac OS somewhere between the release of System 7.5 and 7.5.3, or the EtherWave PDS cards do not require a driver for operation.
I am also using Open Transport 1.1.2 on my LC III, and it works just brilliantly with my Farallon EtherWave PDS card. I did not have to do anything to get this card to work with Open Transport. I just popped the card into the PDS slot. Connected an Ethernet cable to the card, and everything just worked.
The Farallon EtherWave PDS NIC is actually my preference for 68k Macs with LC style Processor Direct Slots. The reasons being:
[*:2een9apb] These cards just plain work. No drivers needed.
[*:2een9apb] These cards just plain connect. They have no problems with auto-sensing 10/100/1000 switches/hubs/routers.
[*:2een9apb] These cards just save. They have a second RJ45 port that you can use to daisychain those miserable Asante and Dayna NICs that will not negotiate with 10/100/1000 switches/hubs/routers. So they save you the need to use an inline 10base-T hub.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:35 PM
Discussion is not about the LCPDS card, but about the stingray-like dongle adapter that went under the etherwave name.
Just filling in a gap in a previous post. No harm in lightly touching on the entire EtherWave product lineup. Somebody... Somewhere... Sits at a Google screen slowly typing... f... a... r... a... ... e... t... h... e... r... w... a... v... e...
And, when they click their [RETURN] key (Or [ENTER] key for those without [RETURN] keys) they will find this thread. And, they'll be ever so delighted to find that this thread briefly discusses the entire Farallon Etherwave product range. And, when they get to my post, which filled in the gap in katmac's post, they'll be overjoyed to learn that the Farallon Etherwave PDS Ethernet Card is the best one to get for the LC range of Macintosh computers with LC Processor Direct Slots.
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