[NTLK] Newly acquired eMate

Gregg McFarland dolbie at gmail.com
Wed May 22 21:54:47 EDT 2013

Hi Tony, thanks for the info.
Here are some answers to your questions.
The Lombard G3 is running the latest 10.4.
The Keyspan is USA-28X (no G) 

I connected an external ADB keyboard to the PB3400. I had some success 
with the OS 9 version of Newton Connection Utility. I was able to get the clock 
patch installed and now my eMate stays in 2013. YEA!! I then tried to install 
some little packages but the NCU would not load them on the Mac side.

I will try some other drivers for the Keyspan adapter to see if I can get the 
PBG3 to see it. I tried the IrDA transfer from the G3 with Newten and escale 
and every time I try to connect the two I get an error on the eMate saying there 
was a connection error. It was trying. The error would only appear once I lined 
up the IrDA lenses. 

Gregg McFarland

On May 22, 2013, at 8:28 PM, Tony Morrow wrote:

> 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
> http://lookanotherblog.com
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