[rescue] Vendors/products that supported StarLAN 1Mbps or 1Base5
Steven M Jones
smj+rescue at crash.com
Wed Aug 19 17:01:52 CDT 2020
I recently discovered that I have a 1Mbps StarLAN interface for the AT&T
UNIX PC (3b1 / 7300). So I was wondering if anybody remembers which
networking vendors supported StarLAN 1, or 802.3e / 1Base5, back in the
80s / early 90s.
I've come across some references to Western Digital, Micom-Interlan,
Cross Comm Corp (Massachusetts), and Fox Research (later DCA?) possibly
having offered products to bridge StarLAN to Ethernet. But in the few
cases where I've seen a model (ex. Cross Comm 487 Series) I haven't been
able to get past blurbs in Info World.
I'm interested in picking up such a bridge to see if it would help me
get the 3b1 online - realizing there will probably be software hurdles
And if you have reason to believe the AT&T StarLAN 10 hubs can also
handle StarLAN 1 nodes, I'd love to hear about it!
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