5782Re: M4775LL/a Stylewriter EtherTalk Adapter
- Jul 8, 2007Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the good info. It will take a little time to wade
through it all.
Most Mac printers used a serial interface. These plugged into
either the printer port or the serial modem port. AppleTalk was the
protocol Macs communicated with over a network. Later, when TCP/IP
became popular, Apple came out with MacTCP. Future versions of the OS
incorporated TCP/IP in a more traditional approach.
Anyway, I thought it would be neat to have an apple printer tied to
my router, with its own independent IP address. The Stylewriter
EtherTalk Adapter has an Ethernet connector on one end, and a serial
connector on the other. It would be great, if I can figure out how
to use it!
I have an Apple Powerbook 1400 laptop (OS 8.6) and a PowerMac 4400
(OS 9.1). The printer works fine attached at the serial ports.
I'll report back with any progress. If anyone is interested, I can
shoot some JPG's and post them in this forum.
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