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

From: Stephen Jendraszak (
Date: Fri Mar 29 2002 - 11:14:29 EST

On Friday, March 29, 2002, at 06:27 AM, Marco Mailand wrote:

> 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.

Are you sure? I was almost certain that a direct serial connection COULD
be used for AppleTalk,,,


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