PowerMac 7100/80AV to network?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by mitmap, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. mitmap macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Leningrad, USSR
    Hi! I've got an PowerMac 7100/80AV in my school's museum of computers. I've bought an Ethernet card for it, and the manual says: insert card, turn on mac, go to control pannels, select 'network', choose 'Ethernet', enjoy. BUT there is no network control panel in the control panels folder. Any ideas?
  2. Mac SK macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2008
    You didn't say what OS ? So,file sharing needs to be on, Look in the remote access control panel and ethernet control panel. Apple talk needs to be on as well. Open the extention manager and look for the check marks. Turn on anything to do with networking.
    In the chooser select file sharing.
  3. MacTech68, Dec 11, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2011

    MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    This could simply be the difference between running what Apple eventually named "Classic Networking" and "Open Transport Networking"

    When Open Transport is running, you use TCP/IP, and AppleTalk control panels. When Classic Networking is running you use Network and (if installed) MacTCP control panels.

    If you're running system 7.1 to 7.5.5 run Open Transport 1.1.2 (it's not the most stable thing but should be vastly better than Classic Networking).

    A tip; once both are installed, you can switch from one to the other (requires a reboot) and each hides the other's group of control panels from finder view.

    The last Classic Networking installer for system 7.x.x is v1.5.1 and can be downloaded from Apple here

    Open Transport v1.1.2 can be installed on 7.1 thru 7.5.5 and is also available here

    If I recall correctly, 7.6 or later can only run Open Transport and is included as part of the system.


    EDIT: Also, once you're running Open Transport, each of the control panels (AppleTalk and TCP/IP) should show a new "connect via" option, which will be your card in "slot B1" or something similar - only if the Apple supplied drivers work with the card. If you don't see that option, then you'll need to provide more info on the card itself to find drivers for it.

    EDIT 2: the other alternative if locating drivers for your card proves impossible, is to check ebay for "AAUI" to "RJ-45" adapters. They're a bit pricey, but will work with the built-in AAUI connector on the 7100's motherboard.

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