Apple LW 810 Pro To Ethernet

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Hello All,
I just spend 400 for a LW 810 Pro with New toner, and found out there IS NOT ETHERNET Port (Nor AAUI), Just AUI, Serial, old serial, SCSI, Modem, BNC... What adapter do I need and where can I get one fast? Any ideas?

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Mark Jozaitis

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You spent $400 for that?

You spent $400 for that?

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1) Asante made a localtalk to

1) Asante made a localtalk to ethernet adapter, which would work.

2) you could use an older Mac as a bridge between ethernet and localtalk networks. Hopefully Apple's LocalTalk Bridge software can still be found on their servers.

3) since you've got a BNC connector, you could track down a hub that has a BNC along with the usual RJ-45 connectors. That will bridge the BNC thin-net to your ethernet network.

4) get an AUI to ethernet transciever (different Apple's AAUI to ethernet thingy).

You've got a lot of options. The old Mac as software bridge would be quickest...well, if you've got an old Mac sitting around (you mean there are people out there who don't??)Wink

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Regular old AUI adapters are

Regular old AUI adapters are just as free for the taking as AAUI adapters. Many computer shops might have a few laying around to get rid of, or just charge $5 or less for one. I've probably got about .5 dozen laying in various boxes in the lab... The only machine I REALLY need them for is my SGI Indigo.

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There is no AUI on the LW810 . . .

ethernet I/O is one of either BNC or RJ-45. Obviously you have the BNC version.

As eeun points out, a BNC + RJ-45 equipped hub will hook you up. If you don't have any BNC-equipped enet bits, your next best bet is an AT bridge to the LT port.

Here's the list of your I/O ports (from Apple's SS manual):
- RS-232C serial
- Local Talk serial
- SCSI I/O for an external hard disk drive
- Ethernet Interface (BNC or RJ-45, plus a RJ-12 maintenance port !not a modem port!)

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Thanks... Well, I wish I got

Thanks... Well, I wish I got the 810 with RJ45... Well I think it is AUI, it is a port by it self... It could be an upgrade. But I am not sure... Well, at any rate I Wish I knew where I could find the RJ45 board...

Any more ideas?

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Mark Jozaitis

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part numbers any use?

Interestingly, parts list also shows a fax board, news to me but then I've never owned one of these beasts. Cool Mac

High Resolution, 810 661-0849
Fax Board 661-0851
Ethernet Card 661-0852
1 0 Ethernet, 10 Base T 661-0853
1 1 Ethernet, 10 Base 2 661-0854

also, here's some detail about the enet and the RJ-12 port:

Quote:

The printer can be connected to the network using one of the two
Communications I/O connector types:
• BNC ThinWire (10Base2).
• RJ45 UTP twisted pair (10BaseT).
Both Communications I/O boards have an RJ12 serial maintenance port connector that can be used for printing or displaying status and error messages.

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Hummm... I will have to take

Hummm... I will have to take a look and perhaps post a pic... I have been luck to have 4 Large Apple Printers... The 8500, 12/660, plotter, 810 pro... The 810 is the only one that works... I tested it with a Newton... I will get a pic for you all.

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I'm gonna venture a guess tha

I'm gonna venture a guess that the 10Base-2 board might use an AUI connector, and need an AUI->10Base-T adapter for networks that don't use Thinnet. Of course my only big Apple printer is a 16/600, so... Undecided

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