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  1. That'd probably be it! Thank you! Do you know off hand if the Wiebetech version will fit on the version of this card with the smaller ROM? If so, that might be what happened here, or, it's got the right ROM but it is corrupted.
  2. The answer, for FortiNet, is almost certainly "no". Apple's built-in VPN client from this era supports PPTP and L2TP and maybe one other things, but as mentioned in the intervening decade, ciphers have been updated. FortiNet (and Cisco AnyConnect, as another example) is another kind of VPN sometimes referred to as SSLVPNs that talk between a proprietary client and the server via, you guessed it, SSL. (In particular, these often use port 443 to avoid being caught by firewalls that disallow "VPNs". Most of the time, there are not third party alternatives to these kinds of VPNs, and i
  3. Nice find! The CF stuff you linked should work fine, basically any PCMCIA (no gold contact across the top, that's cardbus) CF reader should work in this system, for data storage or transfer. I don't remember if you can boot from CF in this system. What OS are you planning on running? If you're going to use 7, you'll need to format your CF card as FAT or plain HFS and you won't be able to write to it from newer versions of Mac OS under plain HFS, so running system 8.1 may be the best bet to get compatibility there, to get HFS+ and still not use very many resources.
  4. Huh, SIL3112s should be bootable, as far back as system 7.6 (possibly 7.5) on PCI PowerMacs, even pre-G3, so something may have been wrong with that card or the firmware was really a version that's more optimized for OS X. There are a few 4-port SATA cards for PCI PowerMacs floating around that don't work with OS 9 and/or are only for storage disks, but the 3112 should work for classic/9 and for storage. In terms of speed: One of these SATA cards should be Good Enough. Even adapting a newer SATA HDD or an SSD to the onboard IDE should be a meaningful improvement, but it
  5. Hmmmmmmm, I don't happen to remember anything like that, but, for what it's worth, these machines do work fine vertically, (even the newer ones, without a stand, TBH) especially if you have more than one. The only thing I'd say to be cautious about is that I don't happen to know what the optical drives would be like when positioned vertically. They should be fine, TBH, since the iMac G5 probably used the same mechanism, and, well, but, that's the only thing I'd say I'm not 100% on.
  6. Meta note about my particular printer from 2006: I have a Xerox Phaser 6120EN (which is color) and I chose it specifically over the HP Color LaserJet 1600/2600 at the time because of its wide compatibility with older computers. In 2006, an 840av was unironically my main sideboard, not as a vintage thing but as an "IRC while I do photoshop batch jobs on my G3/G4" thing, and my other machines were mostly OSX, but I foresaw a need to print from system 7/8/9. If I were to pull it out of its box and turn it on I don't at all doubt that my Plus would see it on the network and be able to
  7. Ok, so I'll admit to not having looked in detail before posting, that's absolutely my fault. Huh -- click on "PDF downloads" underneath the picture of the printer on this page: https://www.office.xerox.com/en-us/printers/phaser-3330 and then click on the detailed specs, then CTRL+F that PDF for "AppleTalk". This is probably a tier down from whatever the modern version of the LJ4x00 series is, but any higher end Xerox should have this too. TBH I bet LaserJets have this as well, but I bet primarily at even higher product tiers. That was the thing that happened
  8. As a thought on this front: A lot of the stuff about macs that are vintage today was written 10-15 years ago. Fifteen years ago, most midrange workgroup laser printers still natively spoke AppleTalk. That seems to not be the case at this point, and, I'd need to do more detailed research on this, but it seems low-cost laser printers have moved toward host-based printing in general, and their host-based software is aimed toward newer OSes than 10.4. It might be possible to double-rehost a printer to get it to talk to OS X, although you're getting into the realm where a better technol
  9. Welcome back! Apologies again for the late notice, and, the downtime took a little longer than we expected. Please notify us in the bug reporting thread if anything new appears or goes weird! Best, Cory W.
  10. Some more notes from a couple people on this topic and what works with system 7 here: Which printer should I get? - Peripherals - 68kMLA Forums To the best of my knowledge, nothing brand new still supports AppleTalk, you're looking at printers roughly a decade old to get AppleTalk, and it was about a decade out of use then. If your workplace is buying this printer for you, they will probably not want to buy a 10-15 year old printer, but if they have an HP LaserJet or other similar market midrange/workgroup-aimed network laser from the early-mid 2000s, there's a mod
  11. Hello everybody, My apologies for the late notice, the site will be unavailable tomorrow morning, probably for a couple hours, the physical hosts the site is running on will be moved. Other than the physical location, this isn't a configuration change so the performance of the site should be roughly equivalent before and after. As always, additional updates at 68kMLA (@68kMLA) / Twitter Best, Cory W.
  12. Is there literally anyone who didn't? I can't imagine global coverage was these was any different than MacWorld's was here in the US and MacWorld was extremely explicit about what you were getting every single time Apple did anything like this. Despite it, they liked the CII, IIvx/IIvi/P600, 630, and so on, because even though they were limited compared to higher end pro oriented systems, they represented reasonably good value for money. They included benchmarks each time and so if you were doing any research at all on your new computer, you were doing what you did with your eyes wide open.
  13. Just idly, the CII was not positioned as a SE/30 successor and MacWorld did not take it that way: PB1x0/Quadra/CII announcement MacWorld (USA) December 1991.
  14. W/re Jaz: There were (although, last I looked they are a bit pricy these days) SCSI/USB adapters for Jaz, a PCI card would also solve that problem. From a practical standpoint, I'd say if you get MO working, just use MO as your transitionary media, but SCSI for that might even be beneficial if you don't end up with a 640M drive for your G4 and the 1.3GB one doesn't end up working w/ 230 media. (I remembered I know someone who might remember this faster than I can find it, which I'd need to remember to do, I'll see what they say.)
  15. Yeah, I see this from time to time. In every scenario I've ever seen, the card was a replaceable one. This is a solvable problem. Other ethernet cards do fit in the IIsi. If a planned SE/30 reproduction ethernet card were built, I believe the IIsi would also benefit from that. Though, NuBus seems like it would be the lower hanging and more beneficial fruit all around. Do we have manufacture/sell dates on the ethernet hardware "known" not to work with modern ethernet hardware? (Sidenote: I do plan on getting managed switching at some point, but, I'm not going to mess aro
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