[NTLK] Serial Cable for New Newton 2000

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Wed Aug 18 11:51:55 EDT 2010


On Aug 18, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Michael Carey wrote:

> I just purchased a Newton 2000, I am also new to the newtontalk net.
> So here is my question.
> I will obviously need to connect my newton to my Macbook.  So here  
> is my
> question.
> Would I better to buy a serial connector for a PC with a dongle and  
> use
> that to connection to Keyspan  USB to serial since it has the pc  
> serial
> connector on it?

This is a good combination for what you need to physically connect to  
your Mac or PC.
If you hope to use a Newton keyboard there are adapters but these are  
hard to find.

> After I get my Newton connectable, I think then I should be able to
> download and transfer all the needed software.
> One more quickie question.  I found an old 3Com wired network card,  
> will
> I have trouble getting that to work.

Many 3Com cards worked but the Newton cannot read cardbus cards.  I  
have had good luck with cards from the 589 series.

> Michael Carey, KD7GHZ

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