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stormy

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  1. This is awesome thanks for sharing, with your photos I may be able to rebuild my battery too.
  2. @ants sorry to update but it isn't working properly still - it only connects at home, but anywhere else, work, phone hotspot etc it doesn't. The wifi menu on the apple side seems to operate properly, it scans networks and allows me to select a network and input a password, it shows 'connected' but then I cannot access any internet. The mac can ping the router but unfortunately I can't SSH into the router from the Mac side due to its outdated SSH client. I might need to go back to the drawing board... are you sure that yours connects to different wifi networks?
  3. Are you sure the battery terminals haven't been eaten away by the acid? They look very green.
  4. I got it from mouser, if I find the part number I'll let you know. To be honest it's probably not a sufficient connector replacement but the dimensions are quite similar. I didn't rebuild the battery but in its space I fitted an AC wireless adaptor and installed Macwifi so it can connect to modern wireless internet instead. By the way I think you will most likely need to recap the power section like I did, the battery acid is underneath the originals, so if you don't replace them the machine will rot away.
  5. Your photo of the battery pins shows a lot of corrosion, make sure to give it a good wash in lemon juice and white vinegar. Check my 190 restore thread to see what I did:
  6. I had a search on the internet but can't seem to find any topics on this. Although the panel in the 17'' powerbook is ok, I think it is only TN and the contrast ratio isn't too great. I'm wondering if the part is replaceable with a more modern IPS display, does anyone know? Thanks
  7. Hey guys, In my previous thread I heavily modded my G4 Cube and sprayed it copper. I wasn't keen on the copper so today re-sprayed it gunmetal grey. After spraying the case, since I had the internals of the Cube out I decided to route the USB sound card internally, remove the outside interrupt/reset buttons and replace them with RCA jacks... which fit perfectly. FYI I haven't lost the buttons, I just mounted them inside near the graphics card, but I don't think I've ever had to use them to be honest.
  8. I found a site here that has some images you could try: http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/05/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-scsi2sd-adapter/ I am not an expert on Macs to be honest, my _only_ experience with vintage Macs has been restoring this machine and an 840av recently. If I were asked to install the OS from scratch again I would be scratching my head as I remember there quite a few loops to jump through. Luckily with this machine it came with a fully installed stock version of 8.1 that I simply imaged to my CF card. I personally would advise *against*
  9. @ants I'm wondering if your extension could be ported to OS X? I have a similar setup on my G4 cube which uses an internal wifi travel router, but being able to select network etc would be bliss. ps - there is a small bug in the extension (I think?) when trying to shutdown the Mac it will say 'Cannot shut down due to open apps' the first time, then when I press shutdown a second time it works. I am pretty sure it's the extension causing this behavior.
  10. @cheesestraws I am so sorry, I don't know why but for some reason I didn't see any notifications for the thread! Thank you so much for making this, absolutely appreciated!
  11. Hi @ants I got it working, this is how: 1. did a full reset of the router, holding reset for 10 seconds. 2. Once connected, plugged into my main pc with ethernet and went to 192.168.8.1 3. Set my password etc, then entered the main screen --- this is where I did something different --- 4. At the bottom where it says 'Repeater' I clicked 'Scan networks' 5. I clicked the drop-down list and selected my local wifi, connected 6. Tested connectivity on my pc, works, no problems 7. ssh into the mini router to install JsonRpc --- unplug from ma
  12. @ants Yeah ip's seem fine. I'm gonna try some more stuff today I'll let you know what I find.
  13. Hey guys, The G4 Cube PSU is terribly inefficient. Even when the machine isn't turned on the PSU is kicking out heat. Has anyone known of a modern equiv or has anyone got the pinout for it?
  14. NEW DAY, NEW TESTING: Okay decided to start again, I re-flashed with the latest GL-AR300M16 firmware from the manufacturers website, this still includes WRT 18.06 so it should be fine. I figured it might be the pure OpenWRT that might be causing an issue. After this, I was facing the same difficulty so I decided to omit the Ethtool stage and not swap the ports - voila! The Mac was talking to the Router. I have the menu with all the Wifi signals, it connects okay! BUT, none of my programs connect to the internet because of 'no DNS server'. So for some reason it doesn't s
  15. I also had good luck with VIS - but that is some terrible service. If they don't want to give refunds for faulty products they should advertise as so. I checked their website and they do not have a refund policy for defective units, they only talk about 'ordering by mistake' and restocking fees. But they do have this: https://www.applemacparts.co.uk/index.php?route=account/return/insert Which is probably what I would have used first before just simply e-mailing them. You can clearly state the item is faulty with lines on the screen.
  16. @ants Firstly thank you for all your work, but I am struggling, I hope you can help me get this working: system: --------------------- Powerbook 190 Using System 8.1 with 40mb ram pcmcia 3com 589 ethernet Opentransport 1.3 --------------------- Process I followed: GL-AR300M16 / Updated to latest OpenWRT 19.07 (sets the default ip to 192.168.1.1) Connected it to my wifi to see if the bridge is working (yes it does) Installed Json RPC, which just involves this correct? opkg install luci-mod-rpc /etc/init.d/uhttpd restart Installed
  17. @cheesestraws I can confirm this solved my problem
  18. I found this option in the TCPIP control panel, I'll try unchecking 'Load only when needed' and see how it changes things.
  19. @cheesestraws I had a look but found nothing, I then did a search online and found this: https://apple.fandom.com/wiki/Network_Software_Selector So I guess I'm not supposed to have it, but I don't seem to have any MacTCP control panel etc so maybe I'm not using it. I do have a TCPIP control panel which is Open Transport afaik.
  20. @cheesestraws Hi and thanks for the help. I do have Open Transport 1.3 installed. Should I disable MacTCP? Does that involve just disabling its extension? I am a proper MacOS noob thanks for the help
  21. Hi there, I am not too experienced with the inner workings of Macos 8.1, I am trying to get my internet to come up faster. System specs: PB190cs w/ 40mb RAM CF card HDD MacOS 8.1 3com 589d ethernet using drivers from this page: https://www.floodgap.com/retrotech/mac/enet3c589/ problem description: Upon turning the computer on the light on the ethernet card connector is green/on, but the router port light is off. So no connection. If I load an internet tcpip app like Ircle, it will start 'connecting', the ethernet card light wil
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