[NTLK] Newly acquired eMate

Tony Morrow gizmo1482 at gmail.com
Wed May 22 20:28:13 EDT 2013

On May 22, 2013, at 2:37 PM, Gregg McFarland wrote:

> ...
> I am hoping to find a way to move packages onto the eMate through my
> MBP (10.7). I have some older laptops but each one of those is having
> problems. My G3 Lombard is not seeing my Keyspan USB-Serial adapter
> after installing the drivers. I have a PB 3400 but I discovered
> tonight that its keyboard is not working. I also have a Lenovo
> R61(running XP) but I can't find drivers for the Keyspan adapter for
> that.
> I think the eMate would make a great little packet radio terminal but
> I need to be able to talk to it first. It needs the date patch at the
> very least and then a good serial terminal program.
> Can anyone offer any ideas on how I can talk with the new member of my
> collection?
> Gregg McFarland
> ---------------------------------
> Keep Calm and NewtON!

Hi Gregg,

Welcome to the list. What model of Keyspan adapter do you have? Also, what OS are you running on the G3?

While Tripplite's support website (the company who bought Keyspan) doesn't say it, the USA-19H drivers for OS X also work with the USA-28 series of adapters (USA-28, USA-28X, USA-28XG). You should be able to install that driver on your MacBook Pro and start using NCX by Simon Bell <http://newtonresearch.org/connection/index.html> to move data to/from your emate. The USA-28 series are not compatible with Windows because Keyspan/Tripplite never wrote the driver for them. 

Finding a OS 8-9 driver for keyspan adapters can be more tricky. USA-19HS and USA-28XG OS 8-9 drivers are available from Tripplite's website, but if you have a USA-28 or 28X you have to look elsewhere. I uploaded the USA-28 driver to Unna a few years ago and it can be found at <http://www.unna.org/view.php?/macos/KeyspanDrivers>. The USA-28X OS 8-9 driver can be found at <http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/macdrivers/message/2486>. A reboot may be required before the adapter will start working.

-Tony Morrow

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