Looking for info - En-link Ethernet card for the Apple II

From: Michael Maginnis <celt_at_chisp.net>
Date: Mon Jun 25 16:07:04 2001

I found a couple of Apple II Ethernet project sites with a quick Google


I was hoping to be able to play with this card I found though. None of
the aforementioned sites mentions the En-Link. I get the idea that not
many of these things sold, or possibly, were even made.


Tarnover - The Apple II Repository

Jim Strickland wrote:

> Just fyi, some bright spark in the apple2 world has created an
> aftermarket ethernet board for the apple2 bus. If anyone's
> interested enough I'll dig up the URL. If you have a GS,
> they've got a driver for the Marinetti tcpip stack, too.
>>On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Michael Maginnis wrote:
>>>Found a card in the local thrift store's '99-cent grab-box-o-cards',
>>>labelled 'En-link Apple II Interface'. On the back is a rubber-stamped
>>>'Protoype' label. A Google search turned up nothing - the only thing I
>>>could find was an obscure reference to the board in my Softalk article
>>>July 84, P 68
>>>'Marketalk News'
>>>"An Ethernet-compatible interface that can make the Apple an intelligent
>>>terminal in a local-area network has been manufactured by En-Link (4706
>>>Bond Street, Shawnee, KS 66203; 913-268-6606). Utilizing current
>>>standard LSI integrated circuits designed for Ethernet, the board
>>>performs the necessary framing, retries, and error checking required of
>>>the system. Other applications for the board include communication with
>>>remote printers and terminals, $1,250. $750 each in quantities of 100
>>>or more."
>>Damn! Bitchin find!
>>Good luck finding the drivers though. Talk about obscure Apple II cards.
>>Let us know if you ever come up with anything.
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