Fun Stuff, networking

The final frontier: connecting a Macintosh SE to the Internet with a Raspberry Pi

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Yep. It’s totally possible. You can pretty much get any Mac on the internet – as Macs have been designed for networking since day one. But… it’s not exactly “plug n’ play”. I’ve seen a few websites and bloggers pull this feat off a few different ways. Below, I’ll give you a quick run down of some of the ways people have gotten it to work, along with how I was able to get my Macintosh SE FDHD online.

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One problem with working with computers that date back to the 80s and 90s is that hardware failures become more and more common. One device in particular that is prone to failure in older machines is the mechanical hard drive. Finding new hard drives for these older SCSI-based 68k Macs can be challenging – but fortunately there’s a better option out there today!

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