Re: [NTLK] After some time returning to use Newton but problems connecting

From: Raphael Coiman <>
Date: Wed Mar 11 2009 - 22:24:29 EDT

I'm another returning user who has been following closely this
discussion. I have my MP200 upgraded complete, the dongle connecting a
serial cable, the Keyspan 2-port USB-to-serial. I installed in my
Powerbook (OSX Leopard) the NCX, the Keyspan adapter driver. I
selected Port 1 and named it "Newton connect" in my Mac preference
pane (Network).

Well... after having all that preparation, I plugged everything
bridging the Newton and the Mac. Opened the NCX and started connect
from the Newton's dock

There might be something else missing but, there is no connection, the
Mac does not feel the Newton and the Newton has no idea of the
existence of the Keyspan and the Mac.

What can I do to connect my Newton? Help, please!

Raphael Coiman

On Feb 26, 2009, at 6:34 PM, Dennis B. Swaney wrote:

> Ryan Vetter wrote:
>> NCX is a great app, but with more and more updates to Leopard, I
>> have found the connection to be hit or miss. Here are some
>> suggestions to get it working.
>> 1. Make sure you have installed the Serial driver on your Newton
>> for high speed serial transfer included with the NCX installer
>> (makes life easier).
>> 2. Have Newton plugged into USB on computer before launching NCX
>> 3. Use Port 1 on the Keyspan (assuming we have the same, dual port
>> Keyspan adapter), and select USA28X62P1.1 in NCX preferences for
>> the connection option. Close preferences.
>> 4. Open the Dock on the Newton, and connect using Serial11520
>> It should work. If it won't connect, quit NCX, and unplug the USB
>> cable from your computer. Wait a few seconds, then plug it back
>> into the USB port, and relaunch NCX and try connecting again using
>> the Dock on the Newton, being sure to select Serial11520. Keep
>> trying a few more times if it won't connect. If still you can't
>> connect after trying x times, unplug the USB cable from the
>> computer, and log out and back in, as well as restarting the
>> Newton. Then plug back into the USB on your computer, launch NCX
>> and try connecting again the way I have described. Let me know if
>> this works.
> Ryan,
> I'd add that only a main USB port on the computer should be used; no
> hubs even if they are powered.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Dennis B. Swaney
> "Windows is a command-line OS with a GUI shell while Mac System 10 is
> ... oh, never mind."
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