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How do I set up networking in Mac OS 8.5?

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How do I set up networking in Mac OS 8.5? I have a rather complex set up, but it works with my Windows computer. I have a modem, connected via ethernet to a router, connected via wifi to an extender, which provides an ethernet port:

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The only tool I have that I know how to use to test the network is Internet Exploder:

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Here are the control panel items I have available in this fresh install of Mac OS 8.5:

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Here are the settings I attempted to use. There was no "ethernet" setting, so I used the one called "PPP":

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The computer is a Performa 6230CD with a Comm Slot ethernet card, with the LAN cable plugged into the wifi extender. What do I do? How do I even start to poke around the network if all I have on the other end is an Asus router running Padavan Linux, a NAS, and a lot of Windows computers? My end goal is to connect to FTP servers from the Mac.

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My guess is that a necessary extension for the comm slot ethernet card is not there (or the card is bad). There should be an Ethernet option for certain. If it does not appear, then it is not an option. As a double-check, open your AppleTalk control panel and see if Ethernet is an option there. If it is not, im 99% certain that either the card is bad or is not recognized due to lack of an extension.

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Was the Comm slot card present when installing?

The drivers are only installed if the installer detects an ethernet card.

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Well, perhaps the card does not work. It certainly was present, and I've installed 8.5 like 3 times and 8.1 once. I don't like considering that it might not work because the card can be slightly expensive on eBay and I got this one for cheap at the junk shop which has a huge pile of assorted cards.

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Alright, thanks. I should go back and see if that place has another one, as well. I think this machine uses a Comm 1 and not Comm 2 kind of card.

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Try as I might I'm not finding anything so far. All I've found so far is that 8.5 has built in support for it.

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I tried installing something called "Card Installer 2.3" and it had no effect. Running the program it installed resulted in a message saying that it could not find any Farallon Ethernet cards installed.

 

If you happen to have a spare, known working card, I'd be happy to send you mine to test and see what it does.

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16 minutes ago, Jinnai said:

I tried installing something called "Card Installer 2.3" and it had no effect. Running the program it installed resulted in a message saying that it could not find any Farallon Ethernet cards installed.

 

If you happen to have a spare, known working card, I'd be happy to send you mine to test and see what it does.

"Card Installer 2.3" sounds like it might be v2.3 of the driver for "EtherMac and EtherWave NuBus, LC PDS, SE, and SE/30 Cards", its the only "2.3" I see on the Farallon drivers site I posted above.

 

The driver posted for the "EtherMac LC Comm Slot Card" is v1.31.63 and for "Fast EtherTX 10/100 PCI Plus Card and Comm Slot II Card" it's v2.4 although googling it appears Comm Slot II is for Performa 6360 and above. You should give the "EtherMac LC Comm Slot Card" v1.31.63 driver a try.

 

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Apologies if this was already covered: In the TCP/IP control apnel, you are currently using PPP. Is there any other option there? You'll be looking, ideally, for Ethernet, or perhaps the name of a particular Ethernet driver.

 

PPP, in that context typically refers to dial-up Internet.

 

 

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