Anyone using their old Mac?

From: Bill Girnius <>
Date: Sat Aug 3 11:59:01 2002

It works but it can be persnickity. You have to completely disable and
remove appletalk to get IP working, then re-add appletalk after you get IP
happy. The mac just won't seem to unbind appletalk if it's there so IP
never gets to work. I had this problem on an Se30
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: Anyone using their old Mac?

> On Sat, Aug 3, 2002 9:20 am, Ethan Dicks <>wrote:
> >> Projects I have not been able to do.
> >> 1. Connect any Macintosh running System 6 to the internet
> >
> >ISTR doing that with MacTCP 1.x (an addon install, not included
> >in System 6) and a SCSI<->Ethernet box. I'm fairly certain that
> >the ethernet box came with System 6 drivers, but if someone here
> >knows that it flat-out can't be done, then I'm probably mistaken.
> >I have never tried it with dial-up, if that's what you mean.
> You can down the necessary control panels off the Internet, but I have
> never been able to get through to my ISP. I haven't got an Ethernet box.
> Problem with Ethernet for the LCII is that it takes the socket you need
> the Apple IIe card.
> -chris added:
> >There are also System 6 drivers for the Farallon Etherwave
> >localtalk->ethernet adaptor, however, the Etherwave doesn't support
> >TCP/IP (limit of the Appletalk, not of the etherwave), so you have to use
> >MacIP (TCP/IP wrapped in AppleTalk), and a MacIP to TCP/IP bridge (like
> >IPNetRouter running on another Mac). And again, I see no reason it can't
> >be done.
> It would be more useful to be to be able to connect a S6 Mac to the
> Internet from any phone socket which is why I was trying to do it dial up.
> It is has to go via another machine, then there isn't any advantage.
> Obviously you can ethernet another mac to your iMac.
> >> 1. Connected the Apple II to the BBC Micro using the games socket on
> >> Apple and transfered data successfully. (hard)
> >
> >Did you write a bit-banger serial port for the Apple?
> I am not sure what this expression means. I connected the Apple games
> socket to the BBC Micro User port and used an adapted version of the RS232
> serial program which is in the "Red Book"
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