ARCNET email list

The ARCNET email list is open to all those who are interested in discussing ARCNET hardware, software and applications, news, availability, success stories, questions, answers, resources, and anything else ARCNET-related.

If you are interested, you may join this list:

Visit: and fill out the form. Select a password which will allow you to change your subscription and unsubscribe, and select whether you want to receive the regular version of the list or the digest.

You will receive a confirmation from the server, which you must respond to (to keep other people from subscribing you without your knowledge). Once you confirm your subscription, you're on board! Welcome!

If you have spare ARCNET cards or hubs which you would like to donate for a research project or sell for 2 or 3 dollars apiece, please contact Michael Kaufmann at Michael writes:

Hello, I'm searching for old, used ARCNET cards to build a very big computer cluster. For this research project we need to connect over 1000 computers via ARCNET to run the work parallel. We have already 400 cards and need about 700 more. What type of cards do we need? We can use nearly all old ARCNET cards. 2,5Mbps, 8 or 16 Bit ISA, coax bus or star, all controllers are o.k. Unfortunately, this is a low budget research project. So we can only pay 2-3 dollars per card. If you would like to give us your old ARCNET cards for this research project, please send me an email.

View and print out the ARCNET Trade Association Survey survey.doc and associated documents canvass.doc and annexd.doc.

We now have, courtesy of Michael Kaufmann, an archive of the ARCNET list messages. Point your browser to to examine our archives.

If you know someone who works with or is interested in ARCNET, please pass this invitation along. Thank you!

JoAnne Schmitz, ARCNET list owner

ARCNET links

Here are a few links to various ARCNET related sites with short descriptions mostly taken from the web sites themselves. Inclusion here is not a recommendation or endorsement of the organizations, products or services advertised at the sites. Product names are trademark of the owners.

ARCNET Associations and User Groups

ARCNET Hardware

ARCNET Software

ARCNET Systems

ARCNET and ARCNET-Related Mailing Lists

To suggest additional links please email JoAnne Schmitz at

Last modified October 19, 2000.