Apple II Workstation Card
|Apple II Workstation Card|
|Manufacturer||Apple Computer, Inc.|
|Type||AppleTalk Network Interface|
The Apple II Workstation Card adds AppleTalk networking capabilities to an enhanced Apple IIe. This allows the Apple IIe to share network printers and to access files stored on an AppleShare server. Booting from the server is also supported. The card has its own 65C02 processor, ROM, RAM, and a custom PAL chip.
The Apple II Workstation Card requires an enhanced IIe with 128K of RAM. It is usually installed in Slot 7, but can be installed in any Apple IIe slot except for slot 3, which is taken by the additional 64K of memory in the enhanced IIe.
The Apple II Workstation Card is not supported in the IIGS, however the IIGS already has AppleTalk built in to it. If the card is installed in a IIGS, it tells the server that it is an Apple IIe, preventing it from working in a ProDOS 16 network environment.
The red and green LEDs on the card only show that the card has passed internal diagnostics. They do not tell anything about the network connectivity or activity.
The AppleShare II Workstation Disk supplied with the card is a bootable ProDOS disk that allows users to log on and off of the network, choose and name network printers, and share files with other users. It also includes the ProDOS system utilities and Fastcopy program.
Apple II Workstation Card Users Guide in PDF format.
AppleShare II Workstation Disk - ShrinkIt disk archive of a 3.5 " ProDOS diskette.
Apple II Workstation Card Product Information from Apple.