Network gear that supported StarLAN 1 (not 10)

Steven M Jones classiccmp at
Wed Aug 19 21:55:02 CDT 2020

I was wondering if anybody remembers which networking vendors supported 
StarLAN 1, or 802.3e / 1Base5, back in the 1980s? Hoping to get product 
names and/or model numbers.

I've come across some references to Western Digital, Micom-Interlan, 
Cross Comm Corp (Massachusetts), and Fox Research (later DCA?) possibly 
having offered products to bridge StarLAN to Ethernet. But in the few 
cases where I've seen a model (ex. Cross Comm 487 Series) I haven't been 
able to get past blurbs in Info World.

I have one host interface, expect more to arrive shortly, and would love 
to track down a bridge/switch/router that might allow me to make them 
reachable from Ethernet.


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