Lightning VME + (original) Apple USB Ethernet interface = Success!

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Lightning VME + (original) Apple USB Ethernet interface = Success!

Post by stephen_usher » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 pm

Just for everyone's reference, the Apple USB Ethernet adapter (MC704LL/A) works with the Lightning VME card and connects to the network, at least with the modified UIPtool supplied with the Lightning VME. I've not had a chance to test the STiNG and MiNT drivers.

Seeing as the Apple adapters are dead easy to find and are (I assume) guaranteed to have the same chipset they're probably the least risky purchase option on the 'Net.
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Re: Lightning VME + (original) Apple USB Ethernet interface = Success!

Post by Icky » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:12 am

Thats good to know stephen. Glad you got it working.

I have my adaptor running under MiNT and having the keyboard and mouse also working off of it is great.

I may get hold of one of these as then I can retire my NetUSBee from my TT to be used on another Atari.

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