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Ok, I use cable internet through a lan card. Once an A500 is upgraded, is there a way to modify a card with the RJ45 (big phone) connector to work? Or perhapes a card or add-on for sale that I have not seen?
12-11-2002, 05:25 PM
No, you need to get a true network card for your A500. I think there are some for that machine, but you'll have to search, start here:
12-12-2002, 05:33 PM
There is fairly low-tech hack on aminet that gives the 500 a single Zorro II slot. Don`t see why you can`t plug a X-Surf or Ariadne into it.
Although to be honest, using the net on an A500 isn`t going to be fun. For mail, news etc it`ll just about do. But web browsing is gonna be dithered to hell and back in the 500`s low colour screenmodes.
12-12-2002, 06:16 PM
Sorry, just a test here:
<a herf="http://home.nc.rr.com/goose2000">test link</a>
The card was called a Slingshot Pro. It was very low-tech. The one I had (and all the ones I have seen) looked like a raw circuit board (no surrounding case). I was always afraid to use it for fear of shocking myself or elbowing the card and breaking it to pieces.
kinda figured id just stick to maxing it out eventually but keeping it off te net
12-15-2002, 03:47 AM
If you have a "big box" computer with an ethernet card, run MiamiDX as
a gateway and connect the A500 to it with a serial or
parallel connection. There are drivers which support this under
Ah, could you provide a link this is intreging.
12-15-2002, 01:35 PM
:-( As I understand it, only the registered version of MiamiDX supports gateway functions, and Holger Kruse isn't accepting registrations anymore.
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