[NTLK] Connection woes!
Berthe M. Willumsen
bmw at bio.ku.dk
Sun Nov 22 03:15:17 EST 2009
The Newt never shows up on the desktop as a device when physically
connected. It connects after you tap 'Dock' (in Unfiled Icns),
select 'connect via "Serial"', then tap 'connect'.
I can't see from your post whether you do that?
>Thanks to the help of several members, I got my shiny new serial
>interconnect, an 8 pin serial cable, a Keyspan 28X usb to serial
>dongle, and a 20 MB flash card, all tools to connect my new MP2100.
>Couple that with two computer options, a Lombard PB with 9.2.2 and a
>Macbook Pro with 10.6.
>Attempt 1: Lombard PB with Keyspan to serial connection and Newton
>Connection Utilities. Installed the Keyspan drivers from their
>website and plugged in the dongle. The provided utility claims
>drivers are found, but the device never is, despite a device with a
>gibberish ID string that appears when I do plug it in. In addition,
>OS 9 always identifies an unknown USB device when I do plug it in,
>and offers to search for drivers. It never finds anything. This is
>as far as I can get, NCU never sees the Newton, despite repeated
>connection attempts through Dock using every combination I can find.
>Attempt 2: Plugged the flash drive into the Lombard in hopes of
>manually transferring some packages. OS 9 sees it as a PCMCIA
>device in Finder and refuses to let me see the contents or put any
>files on it. Finder claims that it isn't a storage device. Doh!
>Seems to work fine on the Newton, however.
>Attempt 3: Macbook Pro with Newton Connection 1.2 software and cable
>setup. Keyspan OS X drivers appeared to install much more
>successfully here, although the dongle appears as three different
>modem ports in Network Connections. I gave each a configuration
>named "Newton", but wasn't sure what else to specify as normal modem
>designations didn't seem to apply. Again, following the connection
>instructions in Newton Connection manual, and trying to connect via
>Newton Dock using all sorts of combinations, I can't get anybody to
>Argh! I have just about every possible way to connect the Newton to
>a Mac at my disposal, and I can't get the darn things to talk! Does
>anyone have advice or experience with any of the above examples?
>The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
>The Official Newton FAQ - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
>The Newton Glossary - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
>WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
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