Wanted: IBM PC compatible 8 or 16 bit Arcnet cards

Mike Katz bitwiz at 12bitsbest.com
Mon Dec 13 16:06:13 CST 2021

For my kids and their friends I used to set up several (up to  like 5) 
bare motherboards first with lantastic 2MB cards and then NE2000 10mB 
compatible cards and play Doom over IPX back in the 90's.

On 12/13/2021 2:09 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/12/21 10:28 PM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
>> I haven't used ARCnet since we used to use it for 4-player Doom 
>> (especially since not everyone in the gaming group had Ethernet at 
>> home yet and it was easy to make a passive 4-port ARCnet hub.
> I find this statement interesting for a couple of different reasons:
> 1)  Paying Doom over ARCnet.  --  I don't think I realized that ARCnet 
> was standardized enough that normal networking applications would work 
> over it.  --  Naivety on my part.
> 2)  "it was easy to make a passive 4-port ARCnet hub" ... I don't know 
> how to respond to that with anything but curiosity and /many/ open 
> ended questions.

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