Re: [NTLK] Does Belkin Serial Adapter work on Leopard?

From: Carlos Pessoa Filho <>
Date: Fri Sep 26 2008 - 16:22:01 EDT

Thanks Gareth and Jonathan!

After reading your replies I found this link that contains a driver
for MacOS X, but it was written in 2003... Not sure if it will work
on Leopard..., I am waiting for my Serial Cable that I bought on ebay
to arrive to test it., I am so frustrated of not getting my newton
synching to my mac... But I won't give up easily. My last alternative
will rescue an old iBook clamshell that I have in Brazil (I am
currently in NY) and use it solely to sync my Newton to a desktop

Best regards,

> On Sep 24, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Gareth Jan Wells wrote:
>> Hello Carlos
>> I had the same adapter (well the plain Jane PC version, but generally
>> the same device) and in my search for drivers, I found one on
>> Sourceforge that allegedly worked under OS X (OS 10.2 or 10.3?),
>> although that was prior to Leopard's release. No idea if it would
>> work
>> in 10.5
>> There were a few issues with the driver (ie it it needed some
>> tweaking
>> to work), but whoever wrote it may actually have got round to
>> addressing
>> these problems. I couldn't get them to work myself, but I found
>> instructions on how to tweak the code on the web (a guy's blog
>> actually): unfortunately I have lost the details. Have you tried
>> googling Belkin Serial USB adapter?
>> Alternatively, the Belkin drivers work in OS 9 (so if you have an
>> OS 9
>> emulator, it might work...) but as far as I know they never
>> released as
>> OS X version. Worked fine in OS 9.
>> Good luck!
>> Regards
>> Gareth Wells

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