Re: [NTLK] Question on Newton MP2100 connectivity

From: Marcus Hammerschmitt (
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 01:26:15 PDT

At 05:45 27.07.2005, you wrote:
>Hi There,
>I am new to Newton OS and just got hold a MP2100 for myself.
>I need some advice.
>What is my option to connect my MP2100 to a WinXP PC?

To do this in style, you will have to use an ethernet card and approriate=
and Newton programs:

You will have to download and install Basilisk, peferably with Victor=

Victor's Basilisk is needed to emulate a System 7 Apple Macintosh on your
XP machine, containing a program called NCU that can connect to the ethernet
card in your Newton. And after some fiddling, coaxing and configuring,=

If you want to spare yourself the ethernet trouble, you can go serial.=
there is a version of NCU that runs on WinXP without emulations and such.
But then you'll need the dreaded serial dongle

(somewhat hard to come by), and you will have to slow down your XP-machine.
I did it with a dubiously named but well working soft called CPUkiller:

Syncing, backup and installation of packages (Newton lingo for software)
work well enough the serial way. Even a bit more stable but with ethernet,=
it's slooow. Because your machine has been slowed down to a speed standard=
from the mid-nineties, you won't be able to do anythign else while the=
with your Newton is on.=20

After havingf it done both ways, I'd say try ethernet. A bit tedious, but=
 still worth
it. Someone on the list said he's looking to improve things for XP users=
a native XP Syncing solution. I'm looking forward to that very much.




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