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I am trying to print from a MAC 7100/80, running MACOS 8,  to a LaserWriter 16/600 via the printer port.
In the chooser the Appletalk reads as "inactive", when I try to make it active it says that I need to install Open Transport.
Open Transport is installed on the machine, and has been reinstalled a few times.
I cannot get into the Appletalk Chooser either.
Anybody have any ideas?
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You have one of the few machines that support both "Classic Networking" and Open Transport. Search your HD for a program called Network Software Selector. It should be in the Apple Extras folder. Launch the program. Make sure that Open Transport is selected. What this does is make the files of the non selected set of files invisible and make the selected set visible. If OT was selected, try this...

0) Make sure that:
the Printer is connected to the Printer Port and turned ON-
all of your OT files are turned ON with the Extensions Manager including the Shared Library Manager AND the Shared Library Manager PPC-
the TCP/IP Control Panel is active-

1) Open the System Folder's Preferences folder and throw away these files:
AppleShare Prep, AppleTalk Preferences, ASLM Preferences, Display Preferences, Finder Preferences. The files will be re-built at next Startup.

2) Rebuild the Desktop then Zap the PRAM with TechTool ->
freeware at: http://www.micromat.com/

3) Reboot with extensions off, then Reboot normally.

4) Go to the AppleTalk Control Panel, select Configurations from the File Menu, highlight the Default, Duplicate it, name it PrinterPort (or something), select Make Active.

5) Upgrade, if you have not done so already, to MacOS 8.1 asap:
ftp://ftp.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/US/Macintosh/System/Mac_OS_8.1_Update/

-good luck
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