[NTLK] MP 2100 connection options
dzahniser at rochester.rr.com
Tue Nov 17 11:43:51 EST 2009
On 11/17/09, Boyer Jason wrote:
>Is ethernet connection via NCX any easier or harder via wired or wireless?
In my opinion, a wired ethernet connection is more reliable and less
trouble to set up than a wireless connection.
>Also, I just realized last night that my bronze keyboard Lombard doesn't
>actually have ADB, so I'll need a USB dongle coupled with a 9 pin serial
>cable. Has anyone had luck using that format on the Mac side?
I'm using one of these with my Pismo (and I've used it with a Cube, as well):
Mine matches the picture of the DK202, but it is labeled as a DK201.
They are available off of ebay for pretty cheap (search for 'DK201 USB
dock'). For the 9-pin serial port, it uses the Prolific PL2303 chipset,
and I have used both the Prolific version of the driver,
and the open source driver:
...without problems with NCX and 'terminal' programs (CoolTerm,
goSerial) to connect to my MP2100s.
Note that this is with a Newton Interconnect Port to 9-pin PC connector
cable. If you get a dongle to go with your keyboard, you might be
better off going for a Keyspan with the appropriate Macintosh serial
port connector - or cobble up a Mac-to PC serial cable.
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