I installed Open transport 1.3, open the TCPIP control panel set to DHCP,
I have a 10/100 switch, cable going from IIfx ethernet card to 10/100 switch and I have link light. Cable from 10/100 switch to my gigabit router and the 10/100 switch has a link light.
When I go into TCPIP control panel and get info, It shows the MAC of the NUBUS ethernet card but not the IP
I assume you have it set to DHCP, and it's getting nothing from the DHCP server?
I'd try giving it a static IP address. If it still can't reach anything, I think my next step would be to put another staticly configured device on the same hub, and try to reach that. Do you have any network tools? If you have a telnet client, you can try telnetting to just about any service, to test connectivity. If you try to telnet to a closed port, you'll get an error about the connection being refused. Telnet to an open port, and it will open a connection and wait.
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I tried the simplest test you can. I have my 10/100 switch. Port one is my Mac Desktop run El Capitain. I have the NIC set for maual IP. IP is 192.168.50.100
My IIfx is also set to manual with IP 192.168.50.99
So from my mac desktop I ping the IIfx 192.168.50.99 and time out
are there any diags for the apple nubus ethernet to make sure no problems with the NIC?
With MacTCP, and maybe Open Transport, too, pinging isn't a reliable test. I forget the particulars.
Im installing 7.6 now, I will try that. If that doesnt work I will get my IIvx and power mac desktops and see if I can connect them to the network then the IIfx
I figured out the problem.
Macs using MacTCP or Open Transport with the default settings do not load the TCP/IP protocol on startup. TCP/IP is only loaded into memory when an application that uses TCP/IP is run. The Mac will only respond to a ping request only if you have already run an application that uses TCP/IP.
The problem is in open transport TCPIP: LOAD ONLY WHEN NEED WAS CHECKED
Unchecked , saved and rebooted and now DHCP works, I get my IP and can ping my IIfx from my OS X desktop! Now I will reinsall 7.5.5 and OT 1.3 and try it. Then I will try Eworld!
Thanks for the Help!
BTW, it's "eWorld" like "eMac" It's a remake of Apple's online service that competed with AOL from 1994-1996.
I will download and install eWorld on my Mac SE/30 and try it with my WiFi modem.
Please give me that download link again.
Are there any special settings I need?
The WiFi Modem already works with other internet "BBS's"
Bill: Will you be installing System 7.5.3 with Open Transport 1.3 and AppleShare 3.7.4?
If you do, your Mac IIFx should be able to communicate over Localtalk or Ethertalk to a Mac running OS X Tiger, if you have one.
I was able to "see" my Tiger MacMini2,1 on my SE/30 but never actually connect and log-in.
I was using the Farallon iPrint as a LocalTalk to Ethernet bridge.
I then was upgrading my Powerbook 1400c to run Apple's LocalTalk Bridge software so that I could see if the problem was the iPrint, but I discovered the hard way that Apple plastics from the mid-1990s are brittle with time and two of my Powerbook 1400 displays plastics exploded. I have one more left and when I have time I will move the Ethernet Card over to that one and try it.
Also Here is my post about fixing four-digit year codes for your IIFx:
4 digit year codes in Mac OS up through 8
old.applefritter.com There's also a big eWorld graphic on the front page of Applefritter.
Which WiFi modem are you using? Does it support PPP? SLIP?
I just installed 7.5.5 and got networking working. I just brought up my G5 mac but it has Leopard on it. Any way to share files with os x 10.5 and 7.5.5?
Is the filename applefritter? I downloaded it on my High Sierra MacMini and uncompressed it into its folder and contained files, to next move over to my SE/30.
I purchased my WiFi modem from some gentleman who made them up in Canada; below is a photo
Your inquiry starts with this wonderful research piece:
Classic Mac Networking
Easiest way would probably be FTP. Leopard has a built in FTP server. In Sharing > File Sharing > Options, make sure FTP in enabled.
Correct. eWorld is going to be a little slow on an SE/30, just to caution you.
It looks like that device supports SLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S35-jFSMEf8
FTP would be great!
How do I get the FETCH.SIT from my os x desktop to my 7.5.5 IIfx? chicken and tghe egg.
Why would the speed be slower on my SE/30 than on Retro's IIFx?
I thought the IIFx is electronically the same as the SE/30 with the same speed 68030 CPU chip originally installed.
That is what the "x" stood for; 68030 CPU upgrade, but since they could not release a Mac SEx, for obvious reasons, they changed the name to Mac SE/30.
The IIfx is faster than an SE/30. If I remeber right, the IIfx was the fastest 030 machine Apple made at 40Mhz.