Re: [NTLK] connecting to pc

From: Martin Joseph (
Date: Sun Dec 26 2004 - 13:25:09 PST

On Dec 26, 2004, at 12:57 PM, paul oberman wrote:

> paul oberman wrote:
>> i just looked at the cable on j & k. my pc doesn't have a 9 pin
>> connector it is larger and intended for a printer. do you think that
>> there is an adapter? the manufacturer just lists it as a serial port.
>> doesn't anyone make a usb to rs-422 converter for the pc?
> the printer connector says that it is serial. i thought serial was
> serial. i know that the RS-422 miniDin8, on the mac can be used for
> apple talk or printer and it is a serial.
> i have a really new computer and this is the only serial i have. if
> this doesn't work, i don't know what to do.
If Your PC is new it has USB...

I have never seen a PC with a serial printer port. They ALWAYS have
parallel printer ports in my experience. Of course it's still possible
I suppose, but MOST unlikely... If it's a male DB-25 (dshaped with 25
pins) it's a parallel port.

Look for USB to PDA adapters Like this(hopefully not mangled):

You will still need the PC to Newton cable FYI...


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