Mac OS 9 Lives! (Classic Mac OS Forum)

Classic Mac Hardware (Troubleshooting, Upgrading, & Modifying) => General Hardware Discussions => Topic started by: GigaG on November 11, 2021, 07:33:26 PM

Title: USB Ethernet?
Post by: GigaG on November 11, 2021, 07:33:26 PM
Before you laugh this off...

I have a Powerbook A1013 with a dead Ethernet port. While I realize that USB 1.1 Ethernet would be slow as molasses, given the fact that the Airport Extreme and the CardBus slot won't work with the unsupported Mac OS 9 install, this might be my only option for networking... that is, if there is a USB Ethernet adapter compatible with OS 9. Does such a thing exist?
Title: Re: USB Ethernet?
Post by: refinery on November 11, 2021, 10:00:54 PM
SMC SMC2208USB/ETH EZ Connect USB to Dual-Speed Ethernet Compact Converter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000063V08/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_YA1D4180DFP0H31J4034
Title: Re: USB Ethernet?
Post by: IIO on November 11, 2021, 10:42:17 PM
wouldnt that require a driver first of all
Title: Re: USB Ethernet?
Post by: refinery on November 12, 2021, 04:15:04 PM
SMC's documentation clearly states driver support for OS9:

https://www.edge-core.com/temp/edm/old_downloads/ds/DS_SMC2208USB_ETH.pdf
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