MacEthernet (Was: RE: APPLEVISION Monitor)

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Apr 30 22:10:37 2002

No doubt about it ... I'm going to have to buy a book about MACs. I don't
need 'em, but my curiosity's aroused now ... and I don't get aroused often ...

I simply have to figure out what those little pictures on the MAC cases and
peripherals really mean. I know you just match 'em up, but ...

What's Appletalk, ... I mean REALLY ... What's Appletalk?


----- Original Message -----
From: "FLTLT(AAFC) Geoff Roberts" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: MacEthernet (Was: RE: APPLEVISION Monitor)

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Douglas H. Quebbeman" <>
> To: "ClassicCmp List" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 10:14 AM
> Subject: MacEthernet (Was: RE: APPLEVISION Monitor)
> > Dick said:
> >
> > > One thing that I've wondered is how one gets an old MAC to talk on the
> > > Ethernet when it's a mixed environment with Netware and Windows NT
> > servers. I
> > > know Netware has a provision for MAC namespace, but I've only seen one
> > > ethernet-capable MAC, which leaves me wondering how folks who use MACs
> > install an ethernet interface.
> Webster make just what you need. The Multiport/LT Router..
> Routes IP, Appletalk and DECnet (appears as a Decnet node.) and provides a
> phyical interface between the normal 10BaseT or 10Base2 ethernet and the
> Appletalk phonenet stuff as well.
> Will also DHCP for the Macs (and probably other things on the Ethernet side
> but not sure about that)
> Configurable with software from a Mac. I got one by sheer luck for next to
> nothing with a bag of cables and stuff from auction, unit originally came
> from the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide according to the asset tag.
> RRP of around $2kUS so I was very happy. All my little (and not so little)
> Macs have their phonenet/Appletalk wired to it and that connects them to the
> Netware box via ethernet (which speaks Mac quite well) and to the Internet
> via the ICS in a Win98Se box. Works both ways, my Laserwriter IIf is on the
> Appletalk net and it can be queue fed from the Netware box so all the Pc's
> can use it. Very nice bit of kit.
> Ever try surfing on a Classic with Netscape 1.1 in glorious Black and White?
> has all the info.
> All the software, firmware updates manuals etc etc freely downloadable from
> the site.
> Cheers
> Geoff in Oz
Received on Tue Apr 30 2002 - 22:10:37 BST

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