Re: M4775LL/a Stylewriter EtherTalk Adapter
- Hi 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.
- Herb Johnson wrote:
> Apple maintains PDF's of manuals and old software files, going backMike Loewen <mloewen@...> wrote:
> > to the Apple II!
> Evan Koblentz wrote:
> > Really? Where? I couldn't find it at
> > http://www.apple.com/support/manuals/
> I don't remember seeing manuals that go back that far, but thelegacy
> systems software is here:This Apple Tech note: "Apple Legacy Product Manuals"
has links to many legacy documents. Among the oldest are PDF's on the
Apple IIe and IIgs.
To search Apple's Web site for "legacy" information at, for instance,
which you can reach by using "advanced search" by name, you MUST check
the box marked "Archive  Include archive content in search". This
used to say "content that was created prior to 1997", as is mentioned
and shown in the "help" page for advanced search.
I have a good number of vintage Macintosh Web links on this Web page:
with specific links to Apple in the section: "Pointers to Apple.com"
near the top of that page. My Macintosh home page is
which links to an FAQ, my sales pages, various informational pages,
and my Web links page.
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/ web site
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my email address: hjohnson AAT retrotechnology DOTT com
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S-100 IMSAI Altair computers, docs, by "Dr. S-100"