I found a 9600/350 at the roadside a few weeks ago. Didn't play with it much for a while as I found it on a damp day and wanted to let it dry out.
Once it was all dry, I had a look inside, cleaned up anything which wasn't so good (mainly dust) and set about having a look.
Needless to say the hard disks had nothing on them, clearly the previous owner had wiped all his data off. I respect his or her privacy, so that's fine with me. I have System disks anyway.
The thing had 2 HDs in it, a 4GB Apple and a 9.1GB Segate. Both work fine. I added another 9.1GB Segate, set up RAID with FWB's HD Toolkit and installed 9.1.
Everything seemed to go smoothly, until I tried using ethernet...
Firstly I noticed that it was only acquiring a self-assigned 169 address. I thought perhaps the router or cable was up the creek. I tried with another Mac, worked fine. Odd, methinks, gets a crossover cable, sets it up manually and I connect it to my MacBook. No dice. No pinging, nothing.
I've enabled "Advanced mode" in the TCP/IP control panel and unchecked "Load only when needed" in the Options box. Appletalk has been disabled and enabled for various tests.
This is when it gets weird.
I remembered I have an AAUI ethernet dongle box thing, so I plug that in, swapping the cable over. Same problem.
"This thing has 5 free PCI slots I think, I'll just slap in an ethernet card"
I grab an RTL 8139 card, wrestle with Google to get myself the drivers, install and reboot.
I fire up the TCP/IP control panel and there it is: "Ethernet Slot F2" (that's the bottom slot)
DHCP, Active, Save & close. Reopen and there is a 169 address staring me in the face.
Does this computer hate everyone else? Many PRAM resets, a couple of CUDA presses and nothing has helped. The clock battery is flat, but I doubt that's causing this!
Does anyone have any ideas?? Thanks in advance!