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Can't connect to the Site

Hi All, purchased a Performa 6200CD and trying to bring it up to speed.
bought a nice Farallon Ethernet card for it and am connected. Seem to have
that old age problem I got before when I first tried to log on with my PowerBook
1400c. Say's I don't have access to the site. Then gives me a code to fix, then
says go here and on Netscape 3.01 that just hangs. And since it's the only
thing that connects on that Mac and the CD-Rom is not functioning I need
some help to get on the site. Where all the software is to get me really going.
Any help will be appreciated, Thanks
Brad Hansen

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I'll get on it and let you know once I'm done, might take a day or so.

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Hey FogWraith, Appreciate it so much...
Thanks!

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I wanted to say have you tried using TenFourFox, but I know that the Performa series runs mac OS 7 and I don't think that TenFourFox is available for it. Then again, I could be wrong. You said Netscape and I literally though to myself, "Netscape. Now that's a name I haven't heard in 20 plus years."

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iCab may be an option for MacOS prior to 8.5, connecting via HTTP was possible last time I tried.
If that fails, best try connecting via FTP to the MG FTP site with Fetch or similar.

Connection Details:
Hostname: repo1.macintoshgarden.org
Username: macgarden
Password: publicdl

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I have looked things over and made some changes, let me know how it works out for you now with the same browser that failed to connect prior

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Thanks FogWraith, I am giving it a try.

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FogWraith, Well no luck, still getting the Error 403 - You do not have permission to access this server.
Thanks anyway...

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What about now?

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FogWraith, you are the man!! Thanks so much...

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Hey Guys, really appreciate all the good advise. I am running 8.0 on it. But since the CD-Rom
drive is not working right now I have no way to add any different software then what I
have on it at the moment Netscape 3.01. I was able to connect to the MacintoshRepository
web site but could not get anything to down load. Tried to do an FTP connection from Netscape
to Macintosh Garden but after I entered "ftp://repo1.macintoshgarden.org I got an "incomplete login"
message, any ideas?
Thanks Brad Hansen

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What about your floppy drive?
SCSI or null-modem are an option too, but SCSI stuff became rare, null-modem needs another PC to talk to and Z-Term on the Performa.

You might also take out the IDE HDD and connect it to a Leopard virtual machine (running on a more modern Mac) with a USB to IDE adapter.

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Wow, thanks 24, but why is it so difficult to get two similar Macs to see each other.
I thought Apple was the Easy system. I have a null modem cable attached to both
modem ports but neither one sees the other? Even when I had Apple talk active on
both machines, kept saying "Needs an AppleTalk network to connect to"

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What I did back in the days:
Used a cross-over cable to connect Mac and PC via the serial ports.
Opened Z-Term on the Mac and a similar Terminal app on the PC.
That way I could send files at 3600 Baud each way - really slow but working.
In your case on both Macs, Z-Term should be fine - a ready made cross-over Mac serial cable may be hard to find today.

The easy way of connecting two Macs was AppleTalk by connecting two Macs over serial port.
On only one side file sharing should be enabled, the other Mac should see the server HDD.
Its really a long time gone, others will know better.