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Jo-Kun
May 23, 2004, 04:00 PM
Hi there, I just got an old Macintosh Classic (I'll get it next week actually) I know it doesn't feature an Etherent port, but does anyone know if there is a possibility to add it? just to hook it up to my network and see what I can do with it (maybe add some old scsi hardware wich I have here like my Zip100 and make it accessable over the network?)

thnx

Jo



Sun Baked
May 23, 2004, 04:10 PM
Help retracted when the 2nd thread popped up.

0ranges
Jan 18, 2012, 07:43 PM
http://www.oldmac.de/netzwerk11.html

get them conveniently on ebay every few months for 1-300$

jekyl
Jan 19, 2012, 09:09 AM
Hi there, I just got an old Macintosh Classic (I'll get it next week actually) I know it doesn't feature an Etherent port, but does anyone know if there is a possibility to add it? just to hook it up to my network and see what I can do with it (maybe add some old scsi hardware wich I have here like my Zip100 and make it accessable over the network?)

thnx

Jo

I've got one of these (http://www.amazon.com/Asante-Talk-Ethernet-LocalTalk-Bridge/dp/B00004VUFW) Im not using if you're interested. Oh wait, will this work with a Classic?

WardC
Jan 21, 2012, 12:01 PM
I remember years ago (1997 - 2000) when the Hotline network was still around, there was a Mac server on there that ran everything off a Mac SE with several 1GB SCSI-1 disks attached, had an ethernet card installed, and it was hooked to a T1. Ran the server software just fine (68k) and was very fast.

I opted to run my server off a PowerMac 9500 at the time, ha.

Does anybody remember Hotline?

MacTech68
Jan 21, 2012, 03:27 PM
I remember years ago (1997 - 2000) when the Hotline network was still around, there was a Mac server on there that ran everything off a Mac SE with several 1GB SCSI-1 disks attached, had an ethernet card installed, and it was hooked to a T1. Ran the server software just fine (68k) and was very fast.

I opted to run my server off a PowerMac 9500 at the time, ha.

Does anybody remember Hotline?

Yup... knew those who used it. There were still a handful running a few years ago. :eek:

WardC
Jan 21, 2012, 06:46 PM
Yes, I ran a server called "The Mac OS Place" from 1997-2001

Once everything shifted over to Mac OS X, and I made the transition, I stopped using Hotline because there was not much support for Mac OS X at the time. Since then filesharing has evolved, most people use fileshare sites or torrent now....what was cool about Hotline is that it was a community setting in the fast that there was chat and message boards involved along with the file hosting.

It was also very easy to use and setup from a server standpoint. In its hey-day Hotline was very popular in the Mac community, but I am talking 1997-2001 mainly.

gkarris
Jan 24, 2012, 12:39 PM
Since the Classics had no expansion ports, you can get an AppleTalk to Ethernet Bridge for it.

Here's the info/list of devices:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LocalTalk-to-Ethernet_bridge

dittman
Feb 9, 2012, 04:43 PM
http://www.oldmac.de/netzwerk11.html

get them conveniently on ebay every few months for 1-300$

I have one of these stored away somewhere. I bought it on closeout years ago hoping to use it with my PowerBook 100, but I never got around to trying.