Apple IIgs with Uthernet card and Spectrum (SIS)

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Apple IIgs with Uthernet card and Spectrum (SIS)

Hello all:

I am trying to get my IIgs (with Uther) to work in Spectrum. I have it working just fine with Contiki, HTTP to HFS for downloading disk images, etc.

However, when I try to connect to the Internet with SIS (Spectrum Internet Suite) it tells me there is a problem connecting to the server. I have it set for direct connect, have the TCP/IP stack loaded in the control panel and have the IP address set for the server. Any ideas? Is there a separate Uther driver I need or something to that effect?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Vapor,

I forwarded your query to the author of Spectrum, who responds:

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To use Spectrum, and the SIS script set with an Uthernet card, you will need Marinetti 3.0b1 or better installed, and the Uthernet Link Layer for Marinetti also installed. You should also be using the latest version of SIS, v1.2.

Once you have those installed, you need to select the Uthernet Link Layer in the TCPIP setup, not Direct Connect, and configure it for your LAN. The default is for the Uthernet card to be in Slot 4, with your router providing DHCP addressing.

Let me know if you still have any problems. If you have access to the Usenet group: comp.sys.apple2, I can respond more quickly to any further questions you may have.

Get the latest Uthernet Link Layer from my downloads page here: http://homepage.mac.com/speccie

Get the latest version of SIS from the SIS home page: http://www.gwlink.net/sis/download.html

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Kgagne: Sorry it took so l

Kgagne:

Sorry it took so long to reply. It was all about the Uther Link Layer. Once that was installed, it worked. Although it seems to dump out to the monitor when taxed on a website. Oh well, at least it technically works.

Thanks,

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Vapor, Here's another repl

Vapor,

Here's another reply from Ewen.

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Make sure you are using Marinetti 3.0b3 or later, and that you are using SIS v1.2 or later.

If you still get crashes to the monitor, there may be a memory problem. You need to have as much free memory available as possible, so disabling unused Control panels, etc., may help. Reordering the load sequence of the various Inits can sometimes help solve Marinetti problems as well.

We did fix a number of memory issues in the latest version of Marinetti, so if you still get crashes with the above versions installed, and the crashes are repeatable, then please let us know the exact sequence you followed, and the web site you were accessing. We might then be able to fix the problem!

Many modern web sites are very large, so it may be that you have just overrun the memory you have in your IIgs. A minimum of 4Mb is recommended for Spectrum.

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I am running those versions o

I am running those versions of Marinetti and SIS. I have 4MB with this ROM03 system and everything works well otherwise. It may just be the sites I am going to, but I will track it a little closer and see if there is a pattern or if I can make it repeat the crash to pinpoint the issue. Thanks again for the quick replies. Greatly appreciated.

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Also from Ewen. Apparently m

Also from Ewen. Apparently membership to this forum requires a moderator's approval, and there is no moderator anymore, so Ewen cannot participate directly. But he does regularly read the comp.sys.apple2 Usenet newsgroup.

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Can you please give us the URL of one of the sites you are having problems with. We can then test that out ourselves, and see if there is a repeatable problem we might be able to fix, or at least offer you an explanation if not.

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Re: Also from Ewen. Apparently m

Apparently membership to this forum requires a moderator's approval, and there is no moderator anymore, so Ewen cannot participate directly.

New members receive an email after registration with instructions on how to activate their account.

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Oops!

Thanks, Tom. My apologies for the misrepresentation. As the site's homepage has a 2004 publication date, Ewen's inability to log in seemed reasonable. He's now reviewed the registration email and is taking the steps to activate his account.

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Sorted out...

I have now got the membership sorted out, so will be able to reply directly to messages here.

Ewen

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Welcome to the 'Fritter!

Come on in, have a seat. I've put on a fresh pot of coffee.

Always good to greet a new member.

Peace,
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Re: Oops!

the site's homepage has a 2004 publication date

That's actually the page's creation date, not modified date. I should probably change that though, to prevent this sort of confusion.

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