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This is MacRing v. 3.0 software for Asanté Technologies' family of 4 Mbps
(Megabit per second) and 16/4 Mbps Token-Ring Network expansion cards. This
software can be installed on Macintosh SE, Macintosh SE/30, Macintosh LC,
Macintosh LCII, and Macintosh II series computers including Macintosh IIsi,
IIvx, and Quadras. MacRing v. 3.0 works with Macintosh System Software v. 6.0.4
or later, including System 7.1.

The MacRing software is described in more detail in the MacRing User's Guide.

Asanté welcomes your comments, questions, and suggestions. Contact information
is at the end of this file.


MacRing v. 3.0 now uses Apple's TokenTalk ADEV and the .TOKN shell driver for
better compatibility. MacRing v. 3.0 requires AppleTalk 57 or greater and is
compatible with AppleTalk 58. AppleTalk 57.0.4 is automatically installed by
the Easy Install procedure unless a later version of AppleTalk is already

The MacRing ADEV included in MacRing v. 2.x indicated the current speed setting
of the MacRing cards available in the Network control panel. Now that MacRing
uses Apple's TokenTalk ADEV, this information is not displayed. Be sure to use
the MacRing Mgr control panel to select the proper speed and media before
connecting to the Token-Ring network.

MacRing v. 3.0 supports MacTCP. (Make sure that the MacTCP Token-Ring
Extension file, included in your MacTCP package, is installed.)


MacTCP 1.1.1 does not support the SE. Support for the SE should be available
in a future release of MacTCP.

If TokenTalk is not selected in the Network control panel, opening a TCP/IP
connection may fail due to a timeout in MacTCP's open code. If this happens,
try to open the connection again.


To install MacRing, double-click on the Installer icon. The Install button in
the Installer loads the MacRing v. 3.0 software for 4 Mbps and 16/4 Mbps
expansion cards on Macintosh computers that run Macintosh System Software 6.x
or System 7.x. If you have an older version of MacRing software on your
Macintosh, it will be automatically removed by the Installer before loading the
new software.

The Easy Install installation determines the target system configuration and
installs the appropriate software components. The Installer displays a dialog
box with a Restart button after the installation finishes. Click the Restart
button to restart the Macintosh.

If you upgrade or reinstall the MacRing software, make certain that TokenTalk
is NOT the active AppleTalk network selection. Use the Network Control Panel
to select the Built-in network icon and restart your Macintosh before
installing this new release. After installation, you must use the MacRing Mgr
Control Panel to reconfigure your card's speed and media (and any other
defaults you changed) before reconnecting to the network.


Use MacRing Mgr in the Apple Control Panel to select the card slot, network
data rate and media type. Then use the Network Control Panel to select
TokenTalk as your network connection.

In case an error occurs when you select TokenTalk with the Network Control
Panel, select the MacRing Mgr Control Panel and click on the 'Log...' button
to display the status and error messages. (Error messages are preceded by three
asterisks). Please refer to your MacRing User's Guide for explanations of
these messages. If an error occurs at system startup while TokenTalk is
selected, or when you select TokenTalk from the Network Control Panel, and
there is no diagnostic information in the MacRing log window, there is
probably too little memory for MacRing to initialize. Remove unnecessary
INITs from the System Folder, restart the Macintosh, and try to select
TokenTalk again.

The 'More...' button opens a window within the MacRing Mgr to display the
built-in network address for this card. Please refer to the User's Guide for
more detail information. The 'Reopen' button has a special function as
described below:

USING Reopen

The Reopen button disconnects the MacRing card from the network and allows you
to change the card settings through the MacRing Mgr without shutting down the
Macintosh computer. Any services such as TokenTalk or MacTCP using MacRing
will be terminated when the Reopen button is clicked.

Caution: Even when the TokenTalk icon in the Network Control Panel
or Token Ring icon in the MacTCP Control Panel is selected,
clicking the Reopen button will still disconnect the MacRing
card from the Token-Ring network. Make sure you follow the
procedure below to use the Reopen button properly.

To disconnect the MacRing card from the network:
1. De-select the TokenTalk icon in the Network Control Panel or Token Ring
icon in the MacTCP Control Panel.
2. Select More in the MacRing Mgr and click on the Reopen button.
3. Click the Done button.
4. Change the card settings using MacRing Mgr.
5. Close MacRing Mgr.

To re-connect the MacRing card to the network:
1. Select the TokenTalk icon in the Network Control Panel or Token Ring
icon in the MacTCP Control Panel.


Call Asanté Technical Support at:

Telepone number:
800-622-7464 USA
408-435-8388 International

AppleLink Address:

Internet Address:


1. MacRing Token Ring card
2. MacRing Installer Diskette
3. User's Guide
4. Registration card

For further information, please contact us at the following address:

Name: Technical Support
Company: Asanté Technologies, Inc.
City/State/Zip: San Jose, CA. 95131
Telephone: (408)435-8388
Applelink Address:

This information is provided by the product's developer or distributor and
constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation by Apple Computer,
Inc,. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to selection, performance or
use of this product. All understandings, agreements and warranties, if any,
take place directly between the developer and the prospective user.