Macintosh Plus items

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by spectre51, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. spectre51 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2008
    Anyone have a good line on where I can get a Macintosh plus keyboard and mouse? A friend gave me one he had in storage but no accessories.

    Also is it possible to get this machine on a LAN with my other computers? Never used a old Mac like this one but would love to get it up and running. I have downloaded the system 6 files from apple. Not sure if it has only 1mb or if it was upgraded or not.
  2. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    I'm in the same boat, keyboard-wise, but as far as a LAN goes, you'll need to connect this thing either via a SCSI-to-Ethernet adapter, or via its serial ports. The serial ports work with what is known as "LocalTalk" which was a simple networking protocol from Apple based around daisychaining Macs. The first versions used a mini-DIN3 connector, and third-parties made versions that used phone cabling. You can either connect to a newer Mac that has Ethernet and use that machine as a bridge, or even pick up a hardware bridge.

    This is a good resource:

    Keep in mind that this kind of networking is based around AppleTalk and the last few versions of OS X do not support that. Thus, I'd recommend a "bridge" Mac (can really be anything beige and from the '90s).

    Good luck!
  3. finkmacunix macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2011

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