HP 9000 Series 360 Thin LAN
fmc at reanimators.org
Fri Feb 21 13:20:07 CST 2020
On Feb 21, 2020, at 10:19, Roger Addy via cctech wrote:
> I am using an HP 9000 Series 360 with a "Thin LAN" coax card to run a piece of equipment. The LAN connection is not currently being used. I'm wondering if it's possible to connect it to a modern ethernet network? If so, what could I do with it? I found an adapter on Amazon. I would like to be able to transfer files and possibly print. The file systems are not compatible except for maybe ASCII files. Anyone have any thoughts? Even if I could transfer files into another HP 9000 system it would be beneficial.
It's classic 10Mb/s 10BASE2 Ethernet over RG-58A/U. You can use a repeater to bridge to 10BaseT twisted-pair Ethernet or 10BASE5 "thick" Ethernet. It is also easily (if non-standardly) adaptable to 10BASE5 "thick" Ethernet with a passive BNC to N barrel adapter on short segments of each, the on-the-wire modulation is close enough to work.
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