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This is probably a dumb question. But I just want to make sure.

 

I've got a color classic running 7.5, and a PowerBook 1400 running 8.6. My file transfer method is usually modern computer-> compact flash into 1400 -> and then serial cable localtalk to color classic, (or for some bigger files, SCSI EZ135). But I did copy a CD ISO over localtalk and that...took forever.

 

If I got an ethernet card for the color classic, is it as simple as a cat5 crossover cable between the 1400 and the Color Classic to transfer files? No hubs or switches, no IP config, just go to the chooser? 

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I am dealing with this right now and could not get a connection between my CC Mystique and Core2duo MacBook using a x-over cable.  I can ping back and forth but could never get it to connect in chooser.

 

Next thing I am going to try is going through a router with a non-x-over cable.

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This guy on eBay has been selling off a huge lot of these cards for like two years. $10?? I bought three. Don't even worry about crossover cables.. Install Open Transport and Fetch, hook it into your LAN and then FTP/AppleShare over IP everything!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Color-Classic-Ethernet-Card-Apple-LC-575-PDS-Farallon-New-Networking/231332620598?epid=1431958381&hash=item35dc7fa936:g:zSgAAOxyyFhTeL5i

 

You will need to do a bit of configuration but it looks like it's clearly outlined here:

http://appletothecore.me/files/color_classc_network_card_install.php

 

Edited by hfrazier

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The crossover cables do indeed work, but, yes, configuration is necessary. It WILL work once you get things configured. Any issues setting AppleTalk to Ethernet or anything like that?

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