Re: [NTLK] Can't connect Newton 2000 to PowerBook 5300

From: Marco Mailand (
Date: Fri Mar 29 2002 - 06:27:00 EST

Am 29.3.2002 8:35 Uhr schrieb "Jon Glass" unter <>:
> on 3/28/02 9:48 PM, Marco Mailand at wrote:
>> Try to disable AppleTalk/LocalTalk. I remember unsharply that the PB5300
>> didn't have two serial ports like PPCs's or 68k Macs but a combined beast
>> which served as AT or serial. AT blocks then the ser port.
> I would advise, rather, that he use LocalTalk/AppleTalk to connect to his
> Newton. I've always had greater success with that vs serial connections. I
> get the impression, however, that he has tried that.
Oh yes, of course! But he will need to use two AppleTalk Interface boxes and
an AppleTalk (4-wire) cable or the respective things for PhoneNet (including
two end-termination resistors) and I don't know whether he wants to get
these things or has a chance of getting them cheap. The direct serial
(8-wire) cable with two Mini8 connectors will NOT work for AppleTalk.

With best Regards / Viele Gruesse!

Marco Mailand

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