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Mikeyy00

Classic II - how to get online

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Hi,

 

Have a Classic II, going to install 7.5 on it. I sourced one of those Asante Localtalk to Ethernet adapters.. so that gets my Mac talking Appletalk on the network. I have a Pismo running 9.2, I think that'll be able to "see" the Classic and file share.. but is there a way to use this setup to somehow facilitate an internet connection on the Classic?  Yes, I know browsing isn't happening.. but I really want to get my IRC fix using the Classic.

 

Thanks!

 

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A2Server (RaspberryPi) or MacIP.net (virtual machine or bananaPi) will connect to the internet over localtalk.

File sharing is possible, also with windows PC.

Edited by dochilli

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To expand on this a tiny bit: the general class of software you need is called a "MacIP gateway".  This is something that you install on the Ethernet side of your network and it does the relevant magic to make IP work over LocalTalk.

 

The two that @dochilli mentioned above are probably the two easiest to set up.  There is period-appropriate software around as well but it's probably best to go with the modern options.

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Ended up using "MacIPGW" along with connecting the Classic II via an Asante ethernet - localtalk bridge. Works great. Not the quickest in the world.. but I can chat on IRC, and transfer floppy images in ~1 minute or so. No complaints.

 

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