Best Method for Connecting Marinetti to the Internet

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Hello, everyone:

A week ago, I finally received a CFFA3000, which has made transferring and running programs on my IIGS much easier. Now that the lack of mass storage is not an issue, I have decided install Marinetti, in order to connect my IIGS to the internet. I know that Marinetti is compatible with Ethernet, but Apple II Ethernet cards are not very common. I also do not have access to dial-up internet, so a dial-up modem is not an option. Therefore, I feel that the best solution would be to connect to the internet through the IIGS serial port.

As far as I understand it, Marinetti can connect to the internet through the serial port via SLIP, PPP, or Appletalk. What would be the best method to use, when taking into account factors such as speed, ease of setup, and reliability? Appletalk seems like it would be the easiest solution, but I do not own an Appletalk to Ethernet Bridge.

As a final note, if anyone is willing to sell their Apple II Ethernet Card, I would be happy to purchase it.

Thank you, in advance!

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Re: Best Method for Connecting Marinetti to the Internet

I have heard that people use appletalk connected to a mac in order to get a iigs to the net. You then need at least 4 megs of ram and SIS installed on the iigs. There's another browser called "Arachnid Web Browser" but it did not work at all for me. But then again, I am using a Uthernet card.

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Re: Best Method for Connecting Marinetti to the Internet

Thank you, for the recommendation! Do you have any recommendations for a cheap mac that would be capable of this? If possible, I would like it to be able to access WiFi, as my router is in another room. This is not necessary, though.