Powerbook 3400/240 advice...

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by sohosid, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. sohosid macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Recently bought a 3400/240, which is wonderful. It does however have a few issues that I'd like to sort.

    It came with 8.6 loaded, although I'm not sure that it was a fresh install.

    It won't connect to my router via ethernet. All my other Macs (running 10.4.8) connect via DCHP, but using that in TCP/IP on the 3400 shows no router at all. Now it's a long time since I've networked anything other than OS X, so I'm a bit lost here...but it seems to me that there is something very wrong with Open Transport. For one thing, the version in the system is 1.1, which seems very old.

    A fresh install of 8.6 would seem to be my first option, and I might have a friend with an install disc...next problem? No CD Drive. Is it possible to make an install disc image that can then be planted onto a CF card? (I have a PC flash card reader that I've been using to transfer files to it)

    If not...then I'm guessing the best option is to pick up a CD drive for it?

    Any advice on networking this old cherry would be greatly appreciated.

    Mike.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    getting a CD-ROM Drive for it would be a good idea, it would make installing software easier anyhow.

    You'll want the newest version of Open Transport supported by your OS. And if you don't have one, I suggest picking up an OS install CD off ebay or a reseller. They're cheap and very handy.
     

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