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#1 jhorvath911

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 01:06 AM

Ok I know I have found the information on card before but all my searches are coming up empty. On the card it's listed as BD-064 Rev A, can someone tell me the manufacturer/model so I can find a driver?

Thanks in advance.

#2 Macdrone

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:08 AM

comm slot ethernet should be an Apple card, drivers should install right from install media for any OS for the machine in question.  Only apple driver that I have had issue to date is I piut a PCI apple ethernet card in a TAM and it would not install as the 6400/6500 boards are freaks that way and apparently always install comm slot not PCI drivers for ethernet.  I had to extract the extention from the 8.1 disc and put in the correct place then it worked as it should.


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#3 jhorvath911

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:35 PM

I'll have to do some more checking, I didn't see anything like an apple part number on it and it's certainly not being seen by my clean 7.6.1 install.

#4 rsolberg

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:58 PM

If you can post a picture of the card, maybe someone will recognise it. The text posted doesn't ring any bells for me. Also, what machine does it fit? (to figure out if it's comm slot or comm slot II)
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#5 jhorvath911

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:00 AM

I'll have to snap pictures of it tomorrow when I go to work. It's in my 5400/180 I just picked up.

And the actual Ethernet chip is a DEC but can't remember the number.

Edited by jhorvath911, 13 July 2016 - 05:01 AM.


#6 Compgeke

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:25 AM

DEC? It's probably a 21040 or 21140, both of which are supported out of box.



#7 jhorvath911

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 07:27 PM

So I pulled the card out to take pictures but once I did I was able to read another part number that was on the back plate near the actual Ethernet port, it was: P701-001. After some googling found out that it is a Sonic Systems card. Drivers for it were available on vintageapple.org
And I now have working Ethernet.

#8 rsolberg

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:00 PM

awesome!
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#9 Gil

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 10:01 PM

Farallon also made Comm Slot cards, as did maybe a few others. And I seem to recall seeing SONIC chipsets on Farallon cards of various types...


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