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Mac Powerbook and PC Networking
jonsam Feb-08-01 06:08 PM
I have a home network of several PCs (mostly Win2000 and Win98SE) which runs just fine on an SMC Barricade.

I have an old Mac Powerbook 5300c as I used to use Mac extensively for 10 years before switching about 5 years ago. I am in the process of converting my old Mac disks over to my PC to store on a CD.

I also have these ZIP drives that are only for the Mac. Its hooked up to my Mac and I want to transfer this over to the PC. It would take me much too long to do it by disks. How can I hook up my Powerbook to the network? Would any of my 3com cards (3ccE589ET or 3C589D-TP) or Xircom Performance Creditcard Ethernet Adapter IIps (which were all for my PC laptops) work on my mac? What would I need? I dont want to go spend major money for this. I have these old Farralon PhoneNet cords (Appletalk) and the Dataviz MacLink Plus cables.

Any suggestions?

Thank you

Jonathan Samson

1. RE: Mac Powerbook and PC Networking
lbyard Feb-08-01 10:02 PM
In response to message 0
I have not networked Apples in quite a few years… This might help… Here is a good link on the Powerbook 5300: http://www.cgocable.net/~georgec/pb_faq.htm#pb%205300%20parts.
The Powerbook 5300 has two PC card slots. The guy at this link networked it with a $20 Ethernet adapter: http://macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/00/07/11/. Larry

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