From: Bill Davis (
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 23:32:13 CDT

On 6/13/00 4:48 AM,
[] wrote:

>In order to connect a Newton MP2K to an iMac DV SE, is it possible to use an
>IRDA-USB adapter ?
>Which product? Where to find it ? Of course the aim is to backup the Newton
>Data and download packages from the iMac towards the Newton.
>Thanks for any answer.

No, since NCU doesn't support IrDA for backup (despite what the menu
might indicate in more recent MacOS doesn't work)

You CAN use other tools to transfer data from a Newton to a Mac via IrDA,
but you can't use IrDA with NCU. Search Info-Newt for IrDA and you'll
find a link in an article posted sometime last year to a web page with
info on how to do it; I think it was on the Irish Mac Users Group web
site. (A gentleman by the name of Kieran sent the info to me.

However, I'd suggest you use Ethernet. MUCH, MUCH faster. Numerous
cards will work with the Newton 2xxx and appropriate drivers; see the FAQ
for more info on this.

  - Bill

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