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Ethernet lc pds help

Hi, I'm reinstalling an old Macintosh Performa 6200 with Mac OS 7.5.5. This computer has an ethernet lc pds card that I can not identify. I do not know what drivers I can use. on the card there is written "ethernet lc pds e420 v1.2."
I put links to the ethernet images. Does anyone know this card or know what drivers can I use? Thank you.
https://flic.kr/p/2dXKGUa
https://flic.kr/p/RPLDwj
https://flic.kr/p/RPLDsw
https://flic.kr/p/RPLDr9

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http://www.welovemacs.com/net-lc-10t.html ?

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Shouldn't need drivers if it was standard equipment. Make sure you are running TCP/IP.
You used to have to manually switch between TCP/IP and Open Networking? with a utility in the Apple Extras folder.

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Hi thanks. Then the card should have already been detected? How can I know that? I am using open transport 1.1.2. Do you recommend a specific version or a program that can help? I'm not an expert on Mac OS and I want to know your opinion.
Thanks again.

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If you open the TCP/IP control panel it should give you options as how to connect.

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If you boot up a higher OS from CD use should be able to use Apple System Profiler to see what's installed.

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Some good info here:

http://lowendmac.com/2018/low-end-macs-comm-slot-faq/

Looks like the ethernet card was made by Farallon
Farallon 10BASE-T Ethernet CS Card for Performa (YPN598)

Drivers here?
https://proxim.force.com/s/article/297
http://proximtechnicalservice.com/support/farallon/cards/download/598v13...

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Hi, thanks for the answers. I have booted from Mac Os 8.5 cdrom, but I have not been able to find the apple system profiler program. I did searches to identify the card and all the asante ethernet cards that I have seen have the asante logo on it(My card does not have it), the card you tell me I think it's for comm slot, my card is lc pds (it's the same thing?)
I see that the LEDs never light up. I do not know if this indicates that the driver is not loaded or is that the card does not work directly.

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I think the Comm 1 slot is better to use for ethernet.
You probably have a modem in there at the moment.
Does the modem show up as an option in TCP/IP or PPP?

Apple System Profiler is in the utilities folder of this installer.
http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/PMG3_86....

Have you plugged a live ethernet cable into the card?

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Is there any info on the back side of the card?

You can get a Farallon Card with drivers for $15.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Apple-Computer-Macintosh-Mac-Color-Classic-...

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Hi, finally we can close the thread. I did not find anything on the Internet of a network card called e420, but I did find something about an e430 model https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/network-cards/M/MACSENSE-CONNECTIVITY-INC-E...
It looks like a superior model of my card. I looked at the pin of the card and changed it to use rj45. Now I can use netscape and the internet without problems. Thank you very much for helping me to revive this macintosh.

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So it was set for 10Base2 (CoAx) not 10BaseT?

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Yes, it was that. When I saw the scheme of the e430 card I understood what was happening. I'm sorry I did not see that pin before.