connect system 7 machine to home network

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Hello,

I have a Mac IIci that I want to connect to home ethernet network. I searched around though found mostly dead links and articles for OS 8.

I need a basic internet connection for downloading some software and local network access to move files to a windows machine.

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Re: connect system 7 machine to home network

For internet, I'd suggest picking up a cheap multi-port router rather than bothering with connection sharing. Much less fuss.

For transferring files to and from Windows, it's a bit trickier. If you're running Windows 7, IIRC most of the Windows applications that supported Appletalk aren't compatible, or cost lots. However, Win7 does have a built-in ftp server capability, and with Fetch or Anarchie on the Macintosh, you should be able to ftp to the PC.

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Re: connect system 7 machine to home network

How large are the files? Mac System 7.1 and higher should be able to read/write a DOS formatted floppy. If the files are smaller than 1.2MB, you can sneaker-net them from one machine to the other.

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Re: connect system 7 machine to home network

Some of the files and data will not fit on a floppy. If I could find a usb to scsi interface I could use a hard drive.

I currently have a router to act as a gateway to the internet. I am looking for the hardware and software to join the network for basic file transfer.