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General chat about Amiga topics / Re: What Amiga branded merchandise would you buy?
« Last post by RobertB on August 29, 2023, 05:28:57 PM »
...Miss Croatia...
Ah, Andrea looks lovely.  :)

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
What you search is called a 10Base-T - 10Base-2 media converter.


In addition you need a 50 ohm coax (“thin ether”), two T-joints and two terminators.


many thanks for your explanation. I've managed to source a Voltek NWT-712 ("10Base-T to 10Base-2") media converter that will hopefully do the trick. However, and if you don't mind, I have a few follow-up questions. You mention that the media converter alone isn't enough. I get that I need to find a 50 Ohm Coaxial Cable to connect to the Ariadne, however those two T-Joints and two terminators aren't as obvious to me. Having read your reply, I do understand that just connecting the Ariadne to the Media Converter isn't sufficient?

Here's what I have in mind right now (picture below):

1: Ariadne card -> 2: 50 Ohm Coaxial Cable -> 3: Media Converter -> 4: Standard Ethernet Cable -> 5: Router

May I please ask you to fill in the missing pieces here? In the picture, where do the two T-Joints go? Also, where do the two terminators fit into all of this?

Again, this is totally out of my league so I really appreciate your help 👍.
Might as well sell Miss Croatia posters if you're going there!
The disk should be in ofs format and you should always format disks with verify.

I just tried it on my ar3.

Let it format -> Disk ok
sa testsave
Waited for it to save -> Disk ok
dir -> my new file is visible.
What you search is called a 10Base-T - 10Base-2 media converter.

They exist, but are probably quite rare by now.

Alternatively, an old hub or (better yet) swtch with 10Base-2.

In addition you need a 50 ohm coax (“thin ether”), two T-joints and two terminators.

Unfortunately, it seems as if the TP/RJ45 port on my Adriane networking card has stopped working. Similar to what is being described in this old forum thread, the card fails to reach the LAN in a manner that makes me believe that the standard Ethernet jack is the culprit; the "Link" LED only lights up when I physically put some force on the Ethernet cable, and turns off as soon as I release the pressure. Even when I physically hold the cable on place and the LEDs light up, occasionally flashing too, no "pings" reach my router gateway (and before anyone asks; the route is sound, as is the rest of the TCP/IP setup; in fact, it has worked fine for years on end).

Trying to establish that the RJ45 socket really is the problem, it suddenly occured to me that the Ariadne also has a coaxial BNC female connector. If I can use it for a stable LAN connection, then I'll know for sure that the RJ45 socket needs fixing. Now, I've never used it (or any other plug like it), which is why I'm hoping someone here with better knowledge of networking basics than I have can help me out.

Is it possible to hook up the Ariadne card to an existing, modern LAN using some sort of "BNC to RJ45" adapter? I've searched for one, but so far I haven't come up with anything that seems to work. Any help would be highly appreciated; I really enjoy the Ariadne, and I'm not willing to write it off just yet.
Our mascot Hottie was created on the Amiga in 2003. Should we create some merchandise featuring her?

Some plushs with famous Amiga characters would be nice, alongside the boing ball.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / 3.2.2 upgraded Roms
« Last post by bradhansen1 on August 26, 2023, 06:18:16 PM »
Hi All, Couple of questions about 3.2.2 Rom upgrade. First if I buy the 1260 Roms
will I be able to run my PiStorm 32lite with them? Second, I'm running 3.2.1 Roms
and software. Is it so special that I should upgrade?
Appreciate the feedback.
Brad Hansen
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Amiga Demos on my A1200
« Last post by bradhansen1 on August 26, 2023, 05:54:15 PM »
Hi All, I have a Commodore Amiga 1200 Labeled as Channel Z Rev. 1D.1. I have 3 different excelerator boards,
one Amiga-Kit 8mg memory board, one Terrible Fire 1260, one PiStorm 32 lite. None of them will play my
WHDLoad Demos correctly. Does anyone else have this issue and is it just a common one for the A1200?
Something that I can fix?  I am running 3.2.1 Roms and 3.2.1 software.
Any help would of course be appreciated.
Brad Hansen
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