6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 6:34 AM by sp0550
sp0550 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The Qurada 700 has graphic software and files I need. I'd like to string them together. Can I do this and how?

  • 1. Re: How do I hook up a Qurada700 and an old imac
    Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6 (8,955 points)

    The Quadra 700 has built-in Ethernet. An external AAUI-15 to RJ-45 adapter (such as the Apple Ethernet Twisted-Pair Transceiver M0437) is needed in order to use standard cables.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP235

     

    This means that you per se could use Ethernet for transfers. However, exactly how depends upon the operating systems involved. It would help if you could post back with the system versions on both machines.

     

    Jan

  • 2. Re: How do I hook up a Qurada700 and an old imac
    sp0550 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Both are dinosours, the Quadra is before OS 10 and the imac is one of the first imacs in a blue box. might be 10. where would I find this adapter?

  • 3. Re: How do I hook up a Qurada700 and an old imac
    Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6 (8,955 points)

    Do you have access to both computers now? If so, have a look at About This... under the Apple menu on the Quadra. You should see the exact system version there. For the iMac, you should be able to find the corresponding operating system data under System Profiler. There are important differences regarding the file sharing or file transfer possibilities, so more specific information is really needed.

     

    The best way is probably to search for the adapter (there are third-party transceivers as well) at an online auction site. Should not be expensive.

     

    BTW, do you have an external serial modem for the Quadra, and does the iMac have a working internal modem? Is an external USB floppy drive available?

     

    Jan

  • 4. Re: How do I hook up a Qurada700 and an old imac
    Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6 (8,955 points)

    Addendum

     

    The following web page could perhaps be of interest:

     

    http://lowendmac.com/tech/aaui.html

  • 5. Re: How do I hook up a Qurada700 and an old imac
    Appaloosa mac man Level 5 Level 5 (4,325 points)

    sp0550

     

    Before you get too excited about ethernet connections, ask yourself a few questions.  What type of files are on the Quadra?  What application is needed to open the files?  Do I have software on the iMac that will read the old files.

     

    We still use a Quadra 700 on a regular basis.  We use Filemaker 2.1 for data files.  They are now advertising for Filemaker 12.  Filemaker 9 will not open the 2.1 database from the Quadra but it will open the data files which are exported from 2.1 as a tab deliminated file.

     

    Please post back with the name of the software that created the graphics files.  Also please post back with the name of a large city near you.  We may be able to find a user group in your area that could help you find hardware.  We have all that in Washington state but we do not know where you are.

     

    Ji~m

  • 6. Re: How do I hook up a Qurada700 and an old imac
    sp0550 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure of the software used, it's a friends Quadra. We were hoping to get both back up and networked together. The iMac is fine, I sold it to her. I'm near Chicago. I guess we need the original software to load onto the iMac. Don't know if thats possible. I got an RJ-45 adapter off ebay, when it gets here I'll know more of these answers. I do Thank You for the help so far.