[rescue] SparcStations and Serial Connectivity

Jeff Borisch rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 12 10:01:00 CDT 2001

Zach Malone wrote:

> Hello,
> I just purchased a SPARCstation 2 a short time ago off ebay.  Anyhow, I do not
> have the necessary equipment to hook it up to a VGA monitor, plus I dont have
> a Sun style monitor.  So I attempted to hook it up to a number of machines, I
> get no result when hooking up to a windows machine (may be a result of the
> null modem connector being flaky).  I read somewhere that Macintosh modem
> connectors would work, however, upon book of the SS2, my Mac shuts down
> immediatly.  Do you need special modem cables, or will any work?  For the
> people who said they had hooked up SS's to macs before, which cables did you
> use?

I just use a generic hardware handshaking mac modem cable and a Belkin Null
modem adapter. Male/Male.

What kind of Mac is it?


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