[Help/Support] Old Macintosh Networking (11)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-23 00:56 ID:6UkC6RmM

I have a problem, and hope someone here can help -

Recently I got a Apple Ethernet LC Twisted-Pair [ethernet] card off of ebay for my antiquated LCIII in hopes of using that thing as a server.

In preparation to do so, I updated to OS 7.5.3 (clean install) so I didn't have to use the bloated install of OS 7.1 already on the HDD.

Here's my conundrum - despite appearing to physically work (LED lights for link, etc) MacOS gives me an error whenever I try to make that network card my Appletalk device, and refuses to get an IP addr. when I hook it up to the Internet.

Neither OpenTransport or MacTCP will resolve to an IP, and the associated Appletalk (Appletalk and Network, respectively) Control Panels refuse to use the ethernet card as an Appletalk device.

Any ideas?

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-23 03:02 ID:IkPCr+h3

install linux, problem solved

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-23 16:14 ID:6UkC6RmM

>>2
I would, but I'd need a larger hard drive to do, and SCSI hard drives are still suprisingly overpriced.

4 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-08-24 08:27 ID:MySOTQ8q

Don't buy crap off of eBay?

Seriously, you're going to be hard-pressed to find an answer for this one. I'd try a highly popular Mac forum, like MacWorld's forums, and hope there's a neckbeard there who routinely networked LCIIIs in their day.

Just curious, what exactly are you going to serve from this thing?

5 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-25 06:24 ID:l0k/Vui+

serve potato chips

6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-08-25 19:59 ID:Heaven

>>4
Static html crap, maybe some files.

Also, thanks for the advise, I'm off to Macworld to seek help there.

7 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-08-27 05:43 ID:MySOTQ8q

>Static html crap, maybe some files.

According to EveryMac, this thing didn't ship with a hard drive bigger than 160MB. And according to >>3, you haven't upgraded it. That's not a lot of data; you might as well just sneakernet with a Flash drive or something. I guess I still don't get why.

Unless you're just doing it for geek points, in which case I'll say no more.

8 Name: Mrpowermac7300 (Tips hat) : 2006-09-18 22:40 ID:NOGSJTir

tcp/ip plugin or no work
try 7.5.5 it comes with it

9 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-09-20 08:51 ID:Heaven

get a machine that can run a/ux and use that instead.

10 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2017-12-01 10:43 ID:rJQMctna

Have you tried reinstalling? Works just fine for me on High Sierra.

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