[vcf-midatlantic] Asante EN/SC adaptor?

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 16:14:03 EDT 2018

On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 2:35 PM David Riley via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I have an interest in getting an Asante EN/SC adaptor (SCSI-to-Ethernet adaptor for Mac), and I suspect at least one of you (*cough* Herb *cough*) might have one I could acquire or purchase for a modest sum.  Any version is fine; regular, mini or micro.  Ideally I'd like a working one.

If Herb doesn't, I probably do.  I assume they are working but I don't
have a quick way to test them.  I do have a working PowerBook 145 that
might be the best target.  Remind me - need OS 7.0?  OS 7.5?  Will
6.0.8 work?   I'd need to find a way to get driver images onto the
machine.  I do not currently have anything set up with an 800K drive
and a net connection, and the floppy drive might be dead on this Mac
anyway.  I _might_ have Mac Kermit on it.  Fastest way to load
software is probably (external) CD-ROM.

> If it helps, it's for the greater good: I want to reverse engineer and replicate it, as well as try and write some drivers for NetBSD, since it's one of the only reliable ways to get early PowerBooks on Ethernet.

Nice.  I held onto these back in the day with the thought that they
might be usable on an Amiga.  If there is a live NetBSD driver, I
don't think it would be hard to port the lower layers back to AmigaDOS
and write a SANA2 driver (for me, no obligation on you).

I won't get home for a few days so it may take me a little bit to
check my box of Mac network cables/dongles (Ethernet, LocalTalk,
PhoneNet...)  As long as I have at least 2 of a thing, I'm pretty good
with selling one off.


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