The Impossible Dream?

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The Impossible Dream?

As I was reading several of the posts over the last couple of days, it was strange that several of them dealt with ethernet connectivity in one form or another.

It occured to me that with all of the new hardware that seems to be popping up (Rich Dreher et al) that no one sems to have made an attempt at an ethernet card with an RJ-45 connection (if the Uthernet card has one I will have to pay pennance for my blasphemies) that will work with the Apple II family of computers.

Expansion cards, CFFA cards, Extender Cards, even new cards to use PC type 3.5 inch drives, but no ethernet cards.

Is this an impossible Dream? Is an 8 bit ethernet card with RJ-45 connector and software to make it connect to the internet anywhere in our future?

If I were an electrical engineer (lol thats hilarious) I could sit down and and design one. But since I'm not.....oh well...I think I'll keep dreaming.

Anyone have thoughts on this? Smile

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Re: The Impossible Dream?

[...] no one sems to have made an attempt at an ethernet card with an RJ-45 connection (if the Uthernet card has one I will have to pay pennance for my blasphemies) that will work with the Apple II family of computers.

The Uthernet most assuredly does. Take a look:
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net/images/uthernet.jpg

There was also the LANceGS:
http://www.downloads.reactivemicro.com/Public/Apple%20II%20Items/Hardware/LANceGS/Pics/LANceGS1.jpg

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I stand corrected. lol

Man o man. I guess I will get an uthernet card.

I have seen the light...and it has blinded me. Smile

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The List...

I am now on the backorder list for an Uthernet Card.
Oh Joyessness. Smile

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