Re: NTLK Two Questions

From: Bill Davis (
Date: Wed Dec 29 1999 - 02:06:10 EST

On 12/26/99 8:00 PM, kevin webb [] wrote:

>Hello Planet Folks,
> I have two questions for you.
>1. Anyone have any thoughts on NCU and MacOs9? I have the upgrade CD but
>need to be able to connect with my Newton

I've heard it works just fine with MacOS 9.0. No reason why it wouldn't
(this is a Mac, not Windows; software doesn't require replacement/rewrite
at every major OS update;)

>2. I will be set up with a DSL connection in a few days. How do I make the
>best use of my Newton with my new setup. I know I will need to switch to
>Freewb or similar for dial up mail, but how do I use the Newton otherwise
>(with my DSL)

The same way you used it with dialup mail, but instead of PPP you use a
static IP address or DHCP depending on what your DSL service provides.
This assumes you have a 2000 or 2100 or eMate 300 and an Ethernet card.
If not, you may be out of luck, unless you have a MacIP server or
something that'd let you rought IP over LocalTalk or something that lets
you route PPP over a serial cable or something.

USWest ADSL works fine for me on my 2000 and 2100 via Ethernet. I have
static IP addreses, but I could have the DSL Router use DHCP if I

 - Bill

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