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Vintage 8-bit ISA Card - what am I!?

By beadlebodle ·
Can anyone identify what this card is!?

It is an 8bit ISA card which I think is an ethernet adapter as it is using the DP8390 chip. But it has a 14-pin micro-D receptacle connector.

Is this some unheard of ethernet standard or is it a proprietary system that has borrowed 802.3 standards?

I think it came from an old Groupe Bull PC.

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You are missing one of these

by OH Smeg In reply to Vintage 8-bit ISA Card - ...

Just remove the space from between the photobucket and the .com to get a working link to a picture of an old Token Ring dongle that I would imagine plugs into this card you are asking about.

http://i271.photobucket .com/albums/jj121/HAL9000_photo/DSC03263.jpg

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by dmr80620 In reply to You are missing one of th ...

That transceiver is 10base2 (802.3), not Token Ring (802.5).

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by Adam@Grafton In reply to You are missing one of th ...

It's a Thick Ethernet Transceiver
Not seen many of those since the late 1980's/90's, it is an interface for what was commonly known, in the early days of Ethernet, as Thicknet(10Baseband5)

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by Adam@Grafton In reply to You are missing one of th ...

connector drop cable at the NIC to Thinnet(10Baseband2) cabling

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An original NE1000 card? (NT)

by raul62 In reply to Vintage 8-bit ISA Card - ...
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FCC

by ariesghost In reply to Vintage 8-bit ISA Card - ...

What is the FCC ID Number on the device? Have you tried going to their website and looking it up? Or googling it?

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by beadlebodle In reply to FCC

Thanks everyone so far. I have tried googling all the numbers on the PCB and chips; it seems to be some kind of network card but the connector has me fooled, It's none of the ones anyone is thinking of. There's now a picture at http://picturepush .com/public/7829062 and http://picturepush .com/public/7829091 - take spaces out before the dot com to view.

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by michael.paparella In reply to FCC

The connector is called AAUI which is a Apple Attachment Unit Interface.

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by tonyj_stirling In reply to FCC

Yep, looks like Michael below is correct, and you need one of these http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31CZ7C0PXZL.jpg
to connect it up!

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yer card

by jwizardc In reply to Vintage 8-bit ISA Card - ...

I'm about 87.224% certain that you have a GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus, also called the HP-IB, and IEEE 488) card. GPIB was (is?) used primarily to connect various test equipment together - oscilloscopes, logic probes, frequency analyzers, etc.
My experience with GPIB is that it is a true pain in the watzis to set up, but once I got it ironed out it was nearly bulletproof.

-jimc

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