The man created a WiFi module for Macintosh SE /3? 1989 model
Many geeks are engaged in the modification of obsolete or completely antique devices that were once popular, but went into oblivion because of the rapidity of technical progress. One of such devices was the system from Apple, Macintosh SE /30 . Some call it the best computer ever created by the corporation.
Indeed, the capabilities of the system (about them a little lower) struck the imagination of contemporaries. So, 30 years ago this computer supported the amount of RAM in 128 MB. Because of its capabilities, the system became so fond of users that many of its fans did not abandon a morally and physically obsolete computer, but continued to work with it. True, most modern work tasks with its help can not be solved, but you can experiment with iron.
The problem with the Vonets WiFi card is that it needs to be configured from the browser. But since modern browsers do not work on older "poppies", we have to look for a way out. In the current case, an extension was developed that carries out autotuning of the Vonets card. The principle of operation of the extension is similar to the principle of the modules that are responsible for setting up WiFi in modern "poppies", and even in the toolbar a wireless network icon appears.
Of course, the project itself is made just for the fan, because what new features and capabilities can a wireless network add to the computer 30 years ago? Practically, no. Perhaps some pages will be able to open iCab , but even the Google homepage will open extremely slowly. Moreover, HTTPS will not work, just like jаvascript.
So it will only be possible to open the simplest pages, perhaps those that are designed to recreate the atmosphere of the Internet of the 90s. An example of such a page is find here .
As for the Macintosh SE /3? it is a personal computer that was developed by Apple Computer Inc. and was sold from 1989 to 1991. This is the fastest model among the original black and white "Macintosh". This model had a black and white monitor, as well as support for third-party accelerators, network cards and display adapters.
Officially, he supported 32 MB of RAM, but the amount of memory could be increased to 128 MB. At that time it was very much. The system installed 40 or 80 GB hard drives. In addition, in this "Macintosh" was a floppy drive for 1.4? and this was the first model with support for floppy disks of this type.
The name of the model was not chosen by chance. The fact that the company used the letter "x" as a sign of the presence of the processor 68030. But after the Macintosh SE was updated, and part of its configuration was just such a processor, the model would be called "Macintosh SE /X", which for At that time, it is quite provocative (and even now many companies would not call their devices this way). Therefore, it was decided to choose the name "SE /30".
The model was produced until 199? after which it was replaced by the Macintosh Classic II. By the way, this was a less successful model, because at almost the same configuration it was 40% slower than its "ancestor" due to the 16-bit system. Only 10 MB of RAM was supported, there was no expansion port.
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