I am trying to set up an Ethernet connection using the combined modem/ethernet connection cable that came with the machine -- then to a Cat 5 cable -- then to an AppleTalk compatible hub -- then to a 20th Anniversary Mac. Simple AppleShare file sharing.
When going to the AppleTalk Control Panel and trying to select Ethernet, it looks for a zone and then errors out with a message "an error has occured please check your cables".
With all the same settings (except for the last segment of the IP address of course) this works FINE on my 20th Anniversary Mac (and the hub can see the 20th AM).
Both systems are running MacOS 8.1.
I have defined the TCP/IP addresses and saved those configurations.
I have double checked the cables themselves (tried two different cables) and done it once with the mixed Ethertalk and Modem cable and once directly into the back of the PB.
I have checked to make sure the Extensions folder has the PB3400 Ethernet extension installed.
I am running out of ideas on what the problem could be.