[rescue] Apple II serial as a terminal
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jan 11 16:52:46 CST 2003
On Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 05:21 PM, Paul Phillips wrote:
> Why am I even thinking about this? I must be nuts...
> I have an old Apple IIe sitting in the corner. I look at it lovingly
> now and then. It will boot up...
> So if I put a Super Serial card in it (I think that is what Apple used
> to call them - this was 20 years ago) could I use it as a dumb
> terminal to connect to my Sun netra?
Sure, why not?
> An aside - how long can the serial cable run and still keep open the
> LOM connection on a Netra? Can I pipe it across CAT 5 in the house a
> 100 feet or so?
That depends on how fast you want to go. A "standard" console baud
rate like 9600 baud should be no problem across 100' of cat5 cable.
> Thanks, and apologies for wild ideas...
Wild ideas. Like replacing tried-and-true oil lamps with these
strange glass things that use electricity to make light, like using
mold (how nasty!) as a medicine...Wild ideas are what change the world,
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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