Re: [NTLK] serial connection at more than 57600 on Windows?

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 19:16:08 EST

On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Vladimir Alexiev wrote:

> I got the ser57600, ser1115200 and ser230400 packages on my MP2000U. I
> did the registry hack for NCU and I can connect ok at 57600. But I
> can't fugure out a way to connect at any of the higher speeds. From
> some Linux setups I can see that they connect at higher speeds, so the
> Newton can take it. Is there a Windows program that can connect at
> higher speeds?

This problem with NCU was just discussed - the message with the problem
(which can't be fixed, it's a problem with the NCU binary) is here:

> Related: about 1/3 of the time NCU disconnects when installing a
> package at 57600bps; the Newton waits for it for about 30s, then times
> out. It seems to me that happens more often when the Newton is not
> connected to the power adapter. I got NCU running at Realtime priority
> on a 800Mhz Win2000 machine. Do you think I should slow down my
> Windows machine to make the transfer more reliable?

Hrm. I'm not sure about that. I've always had to make sure that if I'm
installing one package after another, that I wait around 5-6 seconds
before trying to install the next package, otherwise the connection will
hang. I think this is because the Newton needs time to actually install
the package (locate it in memory and such) and run its InstallScript. Not
sure if this is related to your problem, but FWIW...

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