[NTLK] Adding USB ports via PC Card adapter

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Sun Mar 19 17:19:59 EDT 2017

OK. Thank you, Tony.

Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Anthony Morrow <anthonydmorrow at gmail.com>

> On Mar 19, 2017, at 4:23 PM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> > I have a Nexxtech  USB 2.0 CardBus PC Card Adapter and was wondering if
> it
> > could be used to add USB connection to my MP2100. Has anyone ever tried
> one
> > of these or something simillar?
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Dennis B. Swaney
> >
> It will not. CardBus PC Cards are 32-bit and the Newton only supports
> 16-bit cards. I’ve never seen a non-CardBus USB card, but that doesn’t mean
> they don’t exist. If one existed there would still the the challenge of
> writing a driver to add USB support and then answer the question of how to
> communicate with the Newton. I guess you could then attach a USB serial
> adapter (assuming someone wrote a driver for the serial chipset) and then
> use a null modem cable to connect to a PC.
> Tony Morrow
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