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  1. I just found out that even with a Phase II AppleTalk router, as long as the 128k and printer are connected to the zone created by the Mac router's printer port, it can even see the printer on a Phase II AppleTalk network. The 128k was downstream of the printer, but since the printer was in the AppleTalk zone created by the printer port, a 128k even has a rudimentary understanding of zones! It received & also sent name requests to and from an AppleTalk Phase II router and really showed up. I feel like that moment in Jurassic Park when Alan Grant & Ellie Satler are together looking a
  2. I got the 128k to not only recognize the LaserWriter IINTX, but actually print a document using a real & true PostScript font. It doesn't have the memory to print every character, but it was trying to print that test document at 24 point Symbol and I wanted to show that it works. To save space on my account, I sat there and compressed the scans on my main Internet Mac so that way any computer should get to read them. Even the manual feed alert page prints once the printer is back used to printing. It's a case of the impossible happening every day with these old Macs. Like I said last,
  3. I tested my 128k with the LaserWriter Installation Disk (a copy I had made) with a LaserWriter II NT and NTX using the for the time stock 2MB of RAM and it works perfectly (even would print if my printer would actually pull the paper in from the tray. LaserWriter 7.0 compatible printers using PostScript Level 2 however are out of the question. If a II NT or II NTX can not b had, then the ImageWriter will work, but I had to test this myself and a LaserWriter original or II with PostScript Level 1 will work. I had an issue and it was resolved by hooking the 128k up to the LaserWriter II, so
  4. I had the IIcx & it made the IIci look good. Over the years I had 4 of them, three in one sitting and 1 to make sure the IIci was the choice (the Quadra 700 so rudely disappointed in System 6 compatibility, 100+ MB max RAM, 3+1 expansion slots (I need more than 1 and 2 halves for the Quadra or 3 for the IIcx) so I bought the IIci in 2014, got it recapped in 2015, and it's running System 6.0.8 with After Dark 3.0 doing Flying Toasters Pro right now-need to shut it down I say because it's so hot in the room!
  5. I auiditioned the Quadra 700 and even gave it a 8.1 booting 700MB Quantum Trailblazer and a System 6.0.4/6.0.8/7.1 IIci (7.1 only used for the few things I can't get System 6 to do like AppleTalk routing) crushed it because of this little thing called...System 6! If you want System 6, you have to pay for it (as I did.) But you can get the equivalent of an Apple Display Card 8*24 using the Quadra with fully expanded VRAM, it's not equivalent to the GC because they say it is not accelerated, but has the same VRAM when maxed out (2MB according to my research.) Then again, you pay for that con
  6. I got my IIci recapped early this year and it works so well except for audio playing from the external CD-ROM drive. This CD-ROM drive worked perfectly on a Mac Classic and allowed the Classic to play an audio CD. The problem was before the recap it was halting at first and then it wouldn't do anything until so much attention was paid to recapping by someone far more competent than me. I tried using the Toshiba CD Tech 1.5.2 driver and also the FWB CD-ROM ToolKit 1.5.6 driver (have the installer floppy but it so rudely DIED on me!) and neither one will get it to play audio. The System 6.0
  7. I have one of those that I use as an iTunes jukebox on 9.2.2 when it's not storming; got it the iSub and it plays music far louder than my neighborhood can handle-got a Summer 2000 iMac DV SE 500 Snow for the bedroom and as soon as I got the Graphite one an iSub I had to get the iSub for the DV SE Snow and now I just sit back and enjoy the music & casual gaming on the one, and those two things plus DVD movies on the third. Life really gets to be good sometimes; especially when the Sawtooth I just bought tries to draw power to a monitor I'm not using and couldn't hold up with the desks I ha
  8. I had a Quadra 700 in 2007 I got from the high school I was in at the time. It had a Farallon 10baseT transceiver like one of the ones mentioned here. Had Mac OS 8.1 with Apple Built-In Ethernet. Should have worked like a jewel. Set all the settings, tried to make it work and even when it showed the G3 iMac I had back then in the Chooser, which was only once, it crashed both itself and the iMac. I quickly decided that looks didn't really help me if something that should have worked on greased skids wouldn't work at all without crashing both computers. Today I tried team-building with a pair of
  9. Update on my IIci as regards networking: I finally gave up on the MAU for AUI to 10baseT, bit the bullet, and bought a 10base2/RG58/BNC to 10baseT media converter. That got me a link to a 10baseT half-duplex vintage hub that connects to the Ethernet switch attached to my AirPort Base Station, which attaches to my cable modem. Since the media converter only does 10baseT half duplex, efforts to try to connect it directly to the switch fail. Now I'm try
  10. I have a Macintosh IIci that I needed a monitor for and I found the Samsung SyncMaster 731N works because it supports all the different methods of sync (H/V sync, composite sync, & sync on green even) as the ancient Apple CRT it was designed to go with, and it supports 640x480 at 67Hz, so with the Enhance Liberty VGA to Mac Adapter (didn't want to play a guessing game of "will this cheaper adapter work" with a Macintosh IIci that I needed running ASAP for the minimum amount of money spent), and I would hope that since the monitor I recommended is so compatible that you may not need an adap
  11. The AirPort Utility software for 9 and X doesn't seem to offer a port speed selection option. If it is there, I've never been able to find it in Mac OS 9.2.2, X 10.1, or X 10.3 (my Jaguar install CDs died and so I can't see if Jaguar offers that.) It's miraculous that the IIci will work with a standard one of these things. If I was to put System 7 on the IIci, then it would be more stressed and that's what's got me running System 6 as I'm not interested in speed so much as stress, but if I can get the IIci's hard drive with a stable System 7.0.1 install that might just go a whole lot better. T
  12. OK, so I found a PDF of the Apple Ethernet NB Card installation guide. It says the DB-15 connector I am using is a standard Ethernet port of that type (i.e. a standard AUI port.) If it's a standard AUI port, it should just work the way I've got it, especially since the AUI cable's pinout matches that of the pinout on the DB-15 port on the card. The ROM may prevent it from fully working on a 10baseT MAU, but I can always (once I have more money) get a 10base2 to 10baseT media adapter, but I'd really like to be inventive and find a way to make the "standard Ethernet port" on the Apple EtherT
  13. OK, so I'm stumped on this one. I've tried to look all over here as well as everywhere Bing and Google would show me and they were not taking me to where I needed to go. I have an Apple EtherTalk NB Card running in my 8MB RAM, 80MB HD, 32KB cache card Macintosh IIci and it wants to connect to the network. It can't get a link. It's running System 6.0.8 with Network Software Installer 1.4.5 installed, and MacTCP 2.0.6. I have to give the Comcast DNS servers rather than making the wireless router the DNS server like Open Transport on Mac OS 8.6 and later. I read that sometimes MacTCP need
  14. I got a 128k over 2 years ago now and recently got both a 1200 BPS and 300 BPS modem for it. I happen to have a significantly old (but not 128k old Quicksilver Power Macintosh G4 that has a 56K modem that can downshift to 1200 or even 300 BPS by virtue of me using Mac OS 9.2.2 on it, and so as soon as I get it somewhere where there's a second phone line will be able to pass messages between a computer running the oldest production-supposedly System 0.85 Finder 1.0 wasn't quite production level-Classic Mac OS version and the newest, Mac OS 9.2.2, because that was the end of the road for the Cl
  15. Alright. After testing the Mini vMac compiled for use with the same applications I run often on my 128k (thanks to it almost perfectly emulating a 128k), I sit here and try something that doesn't produce any problems on the emulated machine on my real hardware, and I get the following completely incongruous result: I have MacWrite or MacPaint open, go to save my document with the application still open, put my disk in the external drive, and then the computer says there's no room to save it, even though there should be slightly over 20 files remaining until the MFS file storage limit. But
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