Ethernet card issues OS 7.6.1

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jrock2004, May 4, 2008.

  1. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    First let me start off in saying that this is a temp mac till I buy new imac.

    Ok I have a mac running OS 7.6.1 on a power mac 6500

    I installed an ethernet card in the PCI slot and booted my mac. The light on ethernet card is is on. Question is I go into TCP/IP and nothing is there for IP. Conect via only has Appletalk and PPP. Is there something I have to edit or change? Is it a driver issue? Thanks for any help
     
  2. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    the TCP/IP Extension and Control Panel (I think there's both for TCP/IP) should both be cut on. Are they?
     
  3. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about the TCP/IP extention or just TCP/IP in general. I have the TCP/IP in the control panel
     
  4. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I think there should be a TCP/IP Extension as well (I obviously haven't used 7.6.1 in years) and it needs to load on startup. Open up the Extensions Manager and have a look. If the little box next to TCP/IP isn't checked, click on it to turn it on, and then re-start.
     
  5. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is checked and I rebooted and still nothing? Do I need to enable appletalk or something?
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Though I have OS 7 I do not have it networked however here are some resources you can look at.

    Very Thorough Guide: This guide covers alot of networking info from System 6 and up. Looks very promising for you.

    Google open transport tcp/ip results from above guide
    FAQ: Has two network sections and an internet section
    68kmla: Though the focus is on 68k Macs these forums you ought to be able to get more respondents for Mac OS 7 questions.
    Another Guide: This guide is meant for DSL but the 3rd party programs listed may work for your networking problem.
    Downloads: Page maintained by Apple for old software updates
     
  7. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will try it out tonight I just downloaded it to a floppy and will let you know
     
  8. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That did not work thru those sites but honestly I think I am going to drop idea and just wait till I buy my new imac in the next month here
     

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