Should I use a data switch?
Posted on 1997-06-24
I have a PPC 6100/60
LaserWriter II NT
Color Stylewiter Pro
Supra 14.4 Fax Modem
My goal is to be able to have all of these connected at one time.
Turns out the Pro is NOT apple talk compatible (dumb purchase on my part)
So I thought I came up with a good solution.
Connect the LW IINT to printer serial (apple talk on)
Connect a data switch to the modem port and connect the modem and CS Pro.
When I do this the modem responds irradicly to commands. I'm not sure if the printer will respond 'cause the printer is out of cyan ink, and it won't accept commands even if I just want black and white.
What is the best (cheapest) alternative? I don't use the color often, but I would like it to be set up so that I don't have to go in and remove cables each time I would like to use it.
Also, Is there a way to get the Pro to ignore the out of ink warning if I want to simply print in B&W?