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Does anyone network BBC micros on ethernet please?
« on: April 14, 2010, 09:49:35 PM »
Does anyone know if it is possible to add a BBC Master to an ethernet network, and if so, how?  ???

I'm not great with computers but I have wired up my own RJ45's for standard and cross-over Cat 5 cables, so if I need to jury-rig a few unusual plugs and sockets I might be able to cope. If memory serves me at all, the Beeb has an econet interface for networking.

I'm sure there must be some Beeb guru's among you who know the magic spell. Your help will be appreciated.  :D

Thanks most muchly, Andrea

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Re: Does anyone network BBC micros on ethernet please?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 10:02:33 PM »
You'll be wanting one of these:
http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/masternet.htm

Not cheap, mind (nearly £70).

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Re: Does anyone network BBC micros on ethernet please?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 10:14:37 PM »
Out of interest - what would you use the LAN connection for?

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Re: Does anyone network BBC micros on ethernet please?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 11:45:54 PM »
You'll be wanting one of these:
http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/masternet.htm

Not cheap, mind (nearly £70).

Oooo! Thank you. I shall have a further dig around...

Out of interest - what would you use the LAN connection for?

Ummm... because it's a network I already use with a bunch of G3's and Dual boot Linux/windows PC's and I'd like to get the Beeb on board just for the sake of it. Girls like to have fun too!  8)
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Re: Does anyone network BBC micros on ethernet please?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 12:01:25 AM »
A cheaper alternative would be to use the serial port and connect to a serial port on one of your linux hosts. I did something similar on my Atari STe

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/4238928908/in/set-72157623124227084/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/4238219009/in/set-72157623124227084/

I know its not the same - but its a bit of fun.

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Re: Does anyone network BBC micros on ethernet please?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 01:48:20 PM »
A cheaper alternative would be to use the serial port and connect to a serial port on one of your linux hosts.
I know its not the same - but its a bit of fun.

Mmmmm! Intrestin'! Thanks AndyT.
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