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So I picked up an Macintosh SE FDHD to get software moved between my pc and both my Macintosh SE's. After replaceing some ram that died after 5 minutes of running its doing all nice, no leaking caps and running stable!

 

So I currently have: 1 Macintosh SE, 1 Macintosh SE FDHD and 1 400/800K External floppy drive. Due this I'm able to move files from the Macintosh SE to my computer... So I can get MacTCP and all the other software to work. Only... What can I get to connect it to ethernet? I've tried searching on ebay and I didn't find any that are suited for the Macintosh SE, although I'm not sure what to look for. It doesn't matter if its external or an extension card.

 

Any tips on what to search for? I just want to get IRC working on it :)

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There are PDS Ethernet cards for the Mac SE, though of course they'll be getting harder to find as time goes by. That feature where ebay emails you might be useful.

 

There were also SCSI Ethernet adapters where were compatible with the Mac SE.

 

Good luck!

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There are PDS Ethernet cards for the Mac SE, though of course they'll be getting harder to find as time goes by. That feature where ebay emails you might be useful.

 

There were also SCSI Ethernet adapters where were compatible with the Mac SE.

 

Good luck!

A SCSI to Ethernet from Asante will work also it's external.

 

Yeah, I tried searching for them... But none are avaliable at ebay at the current moment.

 

It is indeed... I may try to make an offer though.. Thanks!

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Generally you have to look around for 6 months or so to find one cheap. The external SCSI Ethernet adapters are probably a better deal if you have more then one compact that needs Ethernet (just swap it around as needed). If you just want to move file then maybe using an external ZIP/JAZZ might be more economical. 

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Is this topic like:  Spaceballs, the Movie?  lol.  Sorry, couldn't help myself.

 

Looks like an en/sc just closed on ebay this morning.  Did you look for "en/sc"?  Are you sure you did your search right?  $26.00 is a sure cry from $200.  See this link:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asante-En-Sc-10T-/131496952918?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9dd44456

 

Also ask for one here as WTB, in the trading post subtopic. 

 

These are the best, because you can use them on *any* vitage mac including and before the beige G3, anything with an external SCSI port - so almost all of them.

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Is this topic like:  Spaceballs, the Movie?  lol.  Sorry, couldn't help myself.

 

Looks like an en/sc just closed on ebay this morning.  Did you look for "en/sc"?  Are you sure you did your search right?  $26.00 is a sure cry from $200.  See this link:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asante-En-Sc-10T-/131496952918?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9dd44456

 

Also ask for one here as WTB, in the trading post subtopic. 

 

These are the best, because you can use them on *any* vitage mac including and before the beige G3, anything with an external SCSI port - so almost all of them.

That's pretty good! I bet if the seller changed the wording a little he would have made substantially more money ;)

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Okay so it came in and I installed it, only its not completly working... I've installed MacTCP and the orginal drivers that came with it, but there is no sign of life comming from the ethernet cable (my switch detects nothing). The card is not broken, because the included hardware dignostic reports "OK, 8k ram" only the drivers are being problemmatic.

 

This shows up on boot, what does it mean?

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the thing with these is,   Ethernet to an 8 mhz machine is just not that great of an experience.   I mean heck Ethernet to an 030 machine is questionable/ worth it.  I can understand the desire though.   but once you get it to work, you will be like oh..cool. and probably shelf it...  <--- speaking from experience LOLOLOLOL.       The LC475, with a 33mhz re-clock, 128megs of ram, 10krpm HD 73gig,  and a easy to find, cheap LC NIC card installed...  now that starts to get slightly enjoyable. :)

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After installing the software for my ethernet card (Farallon), I could not get my internet to work until I installed Open Transport.  Then it was a cake walk. 

 

I was using OS7, and I installed OT v 1.1.2  I don't know if this would be helpfull or not.

 

jack

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