PC compatability card in a PowerMac
Posted on 1998-07-23
I bought a PowerMac from Power Computing and it came with a PC compatability card installed. I can run Windows 95 on the PC side and I now want to hook up to a Modem to play on-line games. My modem works fine on the Mac side but I cant get to it from the Windows. Is there someone who has done this. Is this possible?
Also the Windows 95 Modem setup diagnostics tab says that Windows has detected the COM 1 Port and has already installed the Hayes Accura Modem which is hooked up (and which works fine on the Mac side). When I go to More Info the modem fails to respond.
The Port Info is : Port COM1
Address 3F8 and UART INS 8250
Do I need to cable the modem from the PC side or can it use the cable on the Mac side.
Thanks for all the helpers.
I have now shown that the PC can detect the modem but when asked to connect it fails.
I am trying to use the MS Network and their local access numbers on the PC side and Mindspring on the Mac. Also, after I have been trying to connect on the PC side for a while and I return to the Mac, the Mindspring software is unable to connect. I have to completely disconnect the modem and insert another one at this stage to fix that problem.
Should I give up?
I have tried with the Mindspring Tech Support guys but this comaptibility card thing is too much for them.
Any ideas apart from giving up ?
Well this is getting interesting.
I have followed the path thru the Device Manager and have set the Port settings to match the modem and 8-N-1 and hardware flow control.
When I close all this and try to connect from Microsoft Network it still says that the modem does not respond and that I should check the settings.
I turn the modem off and on again and retry and check everything and still no luck.
Maybe I should get a PC person to come and check the Windows 95 or maybe the compatability card cant do this. This seems unfortunate.
The other problem which may be related is that the PC cannot detect the CD when I try to open that and it even says there are some necessary files missing.
It turns out that the problem was simply that I needed to deselect the modem port selection on the Mac side (make it printer port) and then the MS network could find, dial and "connect" with the modem.
However, the joy stopped there because the MS network did not communicate any further. I guess I have a software problem now so I am going to try reloading the MS network sogftware and see what happens