[NTLK] Problems connecting by serial cable.

Don Zahniser dzahniser at rochester.rr.com
Mon Dec 14 15:33:03 EST 2009

On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:05:42 -0500, Edward Kenworthy wrote:

> 1st gen Mac Pro, Snow Leopard and NCX-34.
> I have been trying to initiate the connection from the Newt side  
> (dock->connect using serial). Didn't know there was another way.

There isn't, but I wanted to make sure that was understood.

As far as other software/connectivity issues go, I'm working on a Pismo,  
under Tiger, with a generic USB-serial adapter, so there could be some  
differences between what we each see.

> On 14 Dec 2009, at 11:26, Don Zahniser wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 04:32:31 -0500, Edward Kenworthy wrote:
>>> Finally got all the hardware I thought I needed (serial adapter for the
>>> newt, usb->serial adapter for my Mac). Installed the drivers and my Mac
>>> sees the usb-serial adapter. Plug in the newt, try to dock over serial
>>> and it fails. Only point of concern is the widget that goes in the top
>>> doesn't fit as tightly as I would expect.
>>> Any suggestions?
>> There is a known problem with MP2x00 Newtons, in which the socket for  
>> the
>> Newton Internet Connector (that the dongle plugs into) comes loose from
>> its moorings.  Hopefully that is not the case for yours, because there  
>> is
>> not much hope of a fix.
>> http://www.splorp.com/newton/faq/newton-faq-hardware.html#IIC6f
>> It could still be a software issue, though.  What model of Mac, what OS,
>> what software are you using from the Mac side?
>> You should always try to initiate the connection from the Newton Dock.

Don Zahniser

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