Help with old Asante Ethernet card and Macintosh IIci

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by LimeiBook86, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    Hello everyone,

    A month or so ago I got a Macintosh IIci for free on Craigslist. It happened to include a IIci Cache card, XILINX NuBus video card, and an Asante NuBus ethernet card. The video card doesn't seem to work although I may not have things setup right or have the right software.

    Anyway the problem I have is with the Asante ethernet card. Model 09-00061-01 A2. The date says 1994. Now to my surprise Asante has a fantastic archive of old legacy products, including manuals and software downloads. Unfortunately I can not seem to find my card on the list. The closest thing I could find to mine was here. MCiNB-10T (09-00061-13)

    So I downloaded the software, but when I go to install it I get an error saying the ethernet card can't be found. Now if I plug an ethernet cable from my MacBook to the ethernet card a green LED will light up on the card, which leads me to assume it works.

    Maybe it needs a different piece of software to work? I've tried to google more information about this model, but I can't seem to find any information. Any help would be great! :)


    Computer: Macintosh IIci, 17MB RAM, System 7.5.3
    Asante Ethernet card info: P/N 09-00061-01 A2 (Says MCiNB U3 on a chip) Says 1994 MCNB REV. A elsewhere. Has three connectors on the card, BNC, 15-pin AUI, and ethernet. Also before upgrading, System 7.1 only says 'Built-In LocalTalk' under the Network control panel. :confused: Looks similar to this model.

    Thanks! :D
  2. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

    David Schmidt

    Aug 22, 2006
    Southeastern USA
    Asante ethernet

    I have a 1991 vintage Asante MacCon+IIET Rev C in my IIci. My experience reflects yours - I found great support on the Asante site, but not for my particular card. I think I just loaded 7.5.x on the hard drive, and the support may have been built-in. I don't remember being successful finding a driver elsewhere for it. I don't have a floppy disk of it, which is what I'm likely to have done had I found one...!
  3. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    (regrets throwing away all those old Asante floppy discs for Mac...) :(

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