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I have a used laserwriter NTII, I would like to know what are the ports it has in the back? Appletalk and ??? I would like to use this with my Win95 box either by direct connection or by twisted pair network. also if you know what toner carts it uses and what kind of ram and the config it must be installed in. Thanks
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I just looked at a IINTX and the ports I see looking at the back from left to right are:  Apple Desktop Bus (ADB), Centronics SCSI port for attaching a hard disk, 25-pin female serial and LocalTalk.

To print from a PC you are interested in the serial port.  You cannot hook this printer up to a twisted pair network unless you buy a third party box which would then connect to the AppleTalk or serial port.

The printer uses a Canon EP-S cartridge.  This is the same as used by an HP LaserJet II, III and IIID printer.

You may find the specifics on how to print through the serial port from a PC at Apple's TechInfo Web site.  The URL is:

http://til.info.apple.com/

Once at this site search for 'LaserWriter IINT' in the topic area  'Printers'.

The first two articles explain what you need to know.  They are:

LaserWriter IINT: Serial PostScript Batch Mode From DOS (8/95)
LaserWriter IINT: Setting up PostScript Connection To
 PC (4/95)

If you have any trouble deciphering their explanation I will be glad to provide answers to specific questions.  If you can't get to this information I will cut and paste it to a future answer if you like.


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