[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

GV Teleport on a Duo?

Posted on 1997-10-28
2
Medium Priority
?
348 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have a Global Villge Teleport Platinum 28.8 modem(Model A812) that I use on my desktop 7200/90.  I thought I’d also use it on my newly purchased (but old) Duo 280c (without an internal modem).  I don’t have a dock for my Duo, so it just has a serial port.

Now the problem:  The serial cable for the GV Teleport doesn’t fit into the serial port of the Duo.  This modem only has a single cable (no power cable) and presumably gets its power through the port.   The number of prongs is the same (8), but on the side with the 3 prongs there a a metal piece that prevents it from attaching.  This is different than a standard serail cable.

Is there any adapter I can use?  Is there another GV modem that I can buy that doesn’t have this kind of cable?  I like the fact that the GV modems are so compact.

Thanks for help in advance.

Bart
0
Comment
Question by:brn3a
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:haunted1
ID: 1542322
ComputerWare has a wonderful selection of cables which will allow just about any Mac to hook up to just about any peripheral.  I have found these folks to be wonderful when it comes to knowing which of my old machinery will magically work with a different cable (one containing two different connectors) and which will not.  They are very well versed in knowing what miracles you can and cannot work in terms of connectivity.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
caeisenb earned 200 total points
ID: 1542323
The answer to your question is simple.  The modem will not work.  Not only does it have that metal thing, but if you look carefully, you will note that there are actually NINE pins!  Three on top, four in the middle (This is where the extra one is), and two on the bottom.  You are correct in assuming that this modem draws power from the computer it is attached to, making it a very poor choice for portable use!  Only Geoport compatible 68k macs (660av and 840av) and PowerPC powered macs can run them.  Other GlobalVillage modems are available that are powered from the wall, use standard DIN8, and are still nice and compact.  For example, I checked out the Teleport 56, at www.globalvillage.com, and noticed that they say it runs with 68020 machines or better.  Thus, we can assume that it does not draw power from the computer.

I hope this answers your questions!

-Curtis
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to extract the music from an iPod with freeware. Freeware      Not for iTouch or iPhone only works under Windows. iDump            http://www.softpedia.com/get/IPOD-TOOLS/Multimedia-IPOD-tools/iDump.shtml Sadly, newer versions of iDump are no longer fre…
Smartwatches: just a fashion accessory or a useful device for all? The Apple Watch (http://www.apple.com/watch/) was launched in April of 2015 and has become a new way for iPhone users to stay connected. Ranging from $349 to $17,000, the Apple Watch…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question