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    7100/66 attempting to connect to TCP/IP through AAUI-15
    I attempting to connect an industrial punch that uses a PowerMac 7100 / 66 to receive instructions from a CAD/CAM style application running on a WinTel.

    The device has an AAUI-15 connector on the back with a converter to an RJ-45 friendly dongle. I have successfully plugged in a CAT 5 cable. The 2 protocols listed are Appletalk 58.1.3 and Localtalk 58.2.2 currently LocalTalk is enabled (when I switch to Ethertalk an error message is received). No MacTCP, can't locate a software bridge, and no visible way of addressing.

    My question... Do I need to acquire a hardware bridge to allow for connectivity to a modern 100 Base T Cat 5 connector?

    Are there better methods to connect this device to the network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccoy13 View Post
    I attempting to connect an industrial punch that uses a PowerMac 7100 / 66 to receive instructions from a CAD/CAM style application running on a WinTel.

    The device has an AAUI-15 connector on the back with a converter to an RJ-45 friendly dongle. I have successfully plugged in a CAT 5 cable. The 2 protocols listed are Appletalk 58.1.3 and Localtalk 58.2.2 currently LocalTalk is enabled (when I switch to Ethertalk an error message is received). No MacTCP, can't locate a software bridge, and no visible way of addressing.

    My question... Do I need to acquire a hardware bridge to allow for connectivity to a modern 100 Base T Cat 5 connector?

    Are there better methods to connect this device to the network?
    So long as your AAUI-to-10Base-T transciever (that dongle) is working, you should be able to connect just fine. Your 100Base-T switch should automatically scale down to the 10Base-T transciever.

    Without knowing what the error message says, I can only guess that the Mac may be missing some networking components. You can download everything up to System 7.5.5 from Apple's support site, which should give you full TCP/IP support. If you want to run Mac OS 8 or newer, try eBay.

    When get TCP/IP running, you could place files on an FTP or web server, and then download them from the Mac. Without knowing more about what applications and/or protocols you plan to use, that's the only suggestion I have.

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    Is there possibility that a real 10BaseT cable is needed rather than a 100BaseT? I remember having to rewire to take advantage of 100BT but do the older Macs have hardwired expectations for 10BaseT?

    I would try plugging the machine into a network to see what it "sees" and connects to. If it can see then the connection/converter is good.

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    What os is it running sytem 7, 8 or 9?

    you dont need localtalk (which ran over the printer and modem ports), it needs to be using Appletalk

    If there is an error you may be able to download a network update from apple, depending on which OS it is running
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    What os is it running sytem 7, 8 or 9?

    you dont need localtalk (which ran over the printer and modem ports), it needs to be using Appletalk
    To connect to ethernet hubs you need Appletalk.

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