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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:25 am    Post subject: Modem for Old World G3 Reply with quote

I want to install HylaFax on my old world sever and thought I would ask for suggestions for a fax modem. I'm using the same line as my voice line, so I need something that can discriminate between fax and voice, but also, are than any PCI cards I can use? Or am I stuck with the serial port Mac modems? I should think Linux supports the PCI modems available for x86 hardware that MacOS did not. That would be convenient if true.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Modem for Old World G3 Reply with quote

lazloman wrote:
I want to install HylaFax on my old world sever and thought I would ask for suggestions for a fax modem. I'm using the same line as my voice line, so I need something that can discriminate between fax and voice, but also, are than any PCI cards I can use? Or am I stuck with the serial port Mac modems? I should think Linux supports the PCI modems available for x86 hardware that MacOS did not. That would be convenient if true.
All replys welcome.


i cant guarentee it, but the only thing special about the serial port mac modems it the cable. it goes from that weird round port to a normal 25 pin port. so if you can get a hold of one of those cables any serial modem should work.

as to pci modems, i would assume it would work but i have no idea; the only thing i added to my (g3 all in one) mac is usb ports...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I sed to have a Global Village56k modem, but I've somehow lost it. I ordered a Best Data modem that supposed to be Mac compatible, lets hope the cable was included.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worst comes to worst you can always hack your own connector. It is not that hard, I did it once (a loong time ago) using a standard DB-25 serial cable, some pins, a piece of cork, and some strong glue (on a second thought, you can also drive wires directly from within the machine which saves you the pins, cork, and glue). I used the following information (which I have gotten from somewhere but I don't remember from where, and I quote hereby verbatim) and it worked like a charm.

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To create a serial cable a male DIN-8 connector, a connector that matches the serial port on the other computer (i.e. DB-9, DB-25, DIN-8 ), and a length of 7 conductor wire are needed. The following pinouts were obtained from an Apple (DIN-8 to DB-9) communications cable. If my calculations are correct, the DB-25 pinouts should be okay ;-)

Code:

DIN-8   DIRECTION        DB-9 DB-25 DIN-8
1 DTR     ->        CD   1    8     2
2 CD      <-        DTR  4    20    1
3 TD      ->        RD   2    3     5
4 SG      --        SG   5    7     4
5 RD      <-        TD   3    2     3
6 TD      ->        CD   1    8     2
7
8 RD      --        SG   5     7     4


The DIN-8 pins (from outside the machine):

   o 8  o 7  o 6


o 5      o 4    o 3


   o 2     o 1



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