[NTLK] Newton to PowerBook IR connection possible?

Michael Grossman ceratoph at SDF.LONESTAR.ORG
Sat Aug 14 12:09:18 EDT 2010

The program you want is here:


I have used it quite a lot on a Lombard powerbook in OS 9.

Until I set up Courrier (which depends on ICVC and nHTTPlib) and a web 
server on my main macbook pro, IRDA was the only way I could get packages 
into my Newton 2000.

It can be a little flakey, but it is much faster than a serial cable. The 
only really annoying thing is that you have to stick the Newton behind 
your powerbook to point the IRDA ports at each other.

On Sat, 14 Aug 2010, L.W. Brown wrote:

> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:43:59 -0400
> From: L.W. Brown <lwb at mac.com>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newton to PowerBook IR connection possible?
> There is a program for OS 9 (& maybe 8) that I used to use to do just that with my original Titanium PowerBook 15" - should still be in the UNNA library - can't remember the name, but it has been talked about on this list several times over the years...
>> On Aug 14, 2010, at 6:56 AM, Brett Feinblatt wrote:
>>> I was wondering about this.
>>> I've got a Newt 2100 and a G3 Series PowerBook running OS 9.2.
>>> Obviously, I can transfer files using a serial cable connection and
>>> NCU, but I was wondering if, since they both have IR ports and
>>> transfer capability, is there some way to use NCU or something
>>> similar to connect and transfer files thru the IR ports?
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