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Is there an ethernet S-100 card?

rorypoole

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Is there an ethernet S-100 card?
As it would be useful to have ethernet in an S-100 bus computer!
 
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MikeS

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Is there an ethernet S-100 card?
As it would be useful to have ethernet in an S-100 bus computer!
Yes, there were several; Cromemco also made one.

I personally use Lantronix RS-232<>Ethernet transceivers; no special drivers needed, useable on any system with an RS-232 port, and just the ticket for remote console or terminal access over the 'net via Telnet etc.

Used them to log into an S-100 system in Australia with my Tandy M100 here in Toronto.
 

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I could probably do something easily in hardware, my question is what software would be required for Z80, 8086 80286, 80386 or higher/
 

rorypoole

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Yes, there were several; Cromemco also made one.

I personally use Lantronix RS-232<>Ethernet transceivers; no special drivers needed, useable on any system with an RS-232 port, and just the ticket for remote console or terminal access over the 'net via Telnet etc.

Used them to log into an S-100 system in Australia with my Tandy M100 here in Toronto.

thanks for the info, it would be more cool to have an S-100 bus computer plugged directly into my network, but an RS-232<>Ethernet transceiver would be a good backup!
 

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I believe I've also seen a 3Com Ethernet board for the S-100 bus. It was installed in a Zenith Z-100 system, likely being used with MS-DOS.
 

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thanks for the info, it would be more cool to have an S-100 bus computer plugged directly into my network, but an RS-232<>Ethernet transceiver would be a good backup!
If you're up to writing the necessary drivers and software by all means have fun, but I'm afraid I don't see the point myself of all that work, taking up a slot and spending the money that involves instead of just mounting a small pcb on the back panel...

But to each his own; how's that core board coming along?
 

rorypoole

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If you're up to writing the necessary drivers and software by all means have fun, but I'm afraid I don't see the point myself of all that work, taking up a slot and spending the money that involves instead of just mounting a small pcb on the back panel...

But to each his own; how's that core board coming along?
I have not got to the weaving stage, still working on the pdp8
 
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