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Classic Mac defaults to LocalTalk v Alternative Ethernet

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My Classic Mac defaults to LocalTalk instead of Alternative Ethernet and doesn't save my selection of Alternative Ethernet on restarting which I would like as I am using a Mini Asante EN/SC for file sharing.

 

Is there a way of making my selection stick?

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My error, I had the Gateway IP address wrong in MacTCP

 

So I put my routers IP address in the Gateway box and placed an alias of MacTCP Ping in the startup folder to give my Mac a presence on the network, and this works and also retains my setting of Alternative Ethernet in the Network control panel through restarts. :-) 

 

So my guess is a check occurs during the startup of networking and with the wrong Gateway IP address this check fails and makes networking fall back to LocalTalk ?

 

 

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The same thing used to happen to me with my Dayna ethernet PC card with PowerBook 1400. I think it has something also to do with the presence of Alternate Ethernet not being available prior to the machine checking for it's local network connection, so it simply defaults to regular Printer Port local talk.

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On 12/8/2019 at 1:50 PM, beachycove said:

Most likely spot on.

 

What's the speed like?

It took about a minute to transfer 828KB to my Classic with Appleshare and half that with FTP

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