Hi AppleFritter Members both of the Apple II Forum and in General --
I'm trying to make sure that I understand how I could use an Uthernet card, to gain Ethernet-based Internet access on my Apple IIgs ROM 3.
The main retro Web site that sells (on apparently infrequent occasion) Uthernet cards, states that the Uthernet card that it sells is generic for the //e and IIgs in allowing Ethernet-based Internet access (so I guess the Uthernet card itself is not made in a specific version that takes advantage of the special sound and graphics capabilites that would seem relevant to displaying the Internet)? Would such a distinction be in differing software as between the //e and IIgs, rather than in having 2 different level Uthernet cards sold?
The main Uthernet card-selling retro Web site says that the IIgs in particular requires both (1) driver software, and (2) an Internet browser software (I think it said Martinelli, but not Conticki).
To your knowledge, would the insertion of a Uthernet card in a IIgs ROM 3, combined with the above-2 stated-as-required software items, be enough to enable a IIgs ROM 3 to access and surf the Internet (I'm sure with much more limited capacities than those of modern computers)?
And if that software requirement advice is correct, then do you know where can I get the IIgs ROM 3 driver software, and the Martinelli IIgs ROM 3 Internet browser software, that I will need?
If these 2 software Items don't need to be on (or are not offered for purchase on) floppy disks, then I never understood how the "free download" concept would be able to download onto an Apple IIgs ROM 3 (rather than to a modern computer) any software at all.
Is some sort of modern computer-to-Apple IIgs ROM 3 computer conversion and/or data transfer physical device and/or accompanying software needed to accomplish this "free download", if it exists in this Uthernet-related case, of these apparently-needed 2 software Items, to get this software onto, say, the hard drive of an Apple IIgs?
Thanks very much!
With Regards --