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Feb 25, 2000, 05:50 AM
 
I've picked up a Mac Plus for the huge sum of Aus$2.00, a bargin? (they went for US$2600 new!)
My question is, can I network it with my iMac DVSE, and if so, what is the best way (cheapest ) way to do so.
It's such a cute little computer, I don't really want to turn it into a fish tank.
I've also posted this in the iMac forum.
     
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Feb 25, 2000, 07:01 AM
 
The Macintosh Plus has two serial ports. I think you can buy a USB to serial adapter that support Localtalk to add several serial ports to the iMac.

Then you could use a serial cable to connect the Macintosh Plus and the iMac together. They can communicate with each other using Appletalk through the LocalTalk connection.

There is a good site about Macintosh networking called "Three Macs and a Printer". I don't know where to find it now, may be some people know where it is.
     
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Feb 25, 2000, 07:10 AM
 
dante, can I ask which city of Australia are you in?


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Feb 25, 2000, 10:09 AM
 
This guy might know the answer to your question...http://macplus.schoolvision.com/
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Feb 25, 2000, 05:09 PM
 
Seagull, I'm in sunny Hobart.
     
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Feb 25, 2000, 05:34 PM
 
I've found this page http://www.eden.com/~arena/jagshouse/PlusToiMac.html it should help me out.
Seagull, do you live in OZ? Do you know of any stores here, that deal in older mac stuff?
     
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Feb 25, 2000, 07:52 PM
 
dante, I am in Melbourne.

I think the things you need are probably new products.

There is a company here in Melbourne, Macsimise, http://www.macsimise.com.au/ which has a lot of USB products.

You may also like to try putting an ad up at http://www.comtrader.com.au/
     
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Feb 26, 2000, 03:07 AM
 
dante, there is a product called the Stealth Serial Port card for the iMac which you may be interested in. It is said there that the card can be use with the iMac revision A-D. I don't know if it will work with the later iMacs such as yours.

Go to http://www.geethree.com/imac.html for more information. The card support Localtalk so one can use a serial cable and connect the iMac to the Macintosh Plus.

[This message has been edited by Seagull (edited 02-26-2000).]
     
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Feb 26, 2000, 05:50 PM
 
Regarding the Mac Plus:
I saw on the latest MacAddict CD that Ice-T was using a Mac Plus to do CD inserts in his recording studio.

Long live the all-in-one!
     
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Feb 26, 2000, 05:53 PM
 
Also, you can't use a USB serial port adapter with AppleTalk, but you could use the Asante ethertalk to localtalk bridge to hook the imac into a localtalk network with the Mac Plus. You probably won't be able to read the imac's HD with the Mac PLus, since the imac is HFS+ format (I'm not sure it makes a diff.), and in any case is too large for any OS that the plus will run (up through 7.1 I think).

The serial port solutions for the imac require that you pull the modem. At least the ones I've seen do.
     
   
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