Arthur's comments bring back some memories. I probably still have this,
a ribbon serial cable with male and female connectors on both ends and
a breadboard in the middle. I could hook anything to anything :)
That said, I'm *ecstatic* that I no longer have to deal with serial ports.
On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 08:53:19PM -0400, Arthur Krewat wrote:
Both the AT&T and the USB cable will be
"DTE" (Data Terminal Equipment - ala
terminal) vs. "DCE" (Data Communication Equipment - ala modem) - you'll
a null-modem cable to correct that mismatch. Basically, if not using
hardware handshake, swap pin 2 and 3. ;)
On 6/23/2019 8:35 PM, Mary Ann Horton Gmail wrote:
>These are great ideas. I can easily get USB-to-serial (and even
>USB-to-parallel) cables online that will fit the PC/XT compatible DB-25
>plugs on the back of the PC.?? I'll have to figure out how to fiddle with
>the baud rates and such.
>I solved the GRF file puzzle.?? It turns out it's a text file - a Usenet
>article. And the same article is in the Google archive.
>There is a cutoff notice at the end, both on the Usenet article and on the
>floppy file, but that may be intentional.?? I'll have some fiddling to do.
>?????? Mary Ann
>On 6/23/19 5:02 PM, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
>>On 6/23/19 5:52 PM, Arthur Krewat wrote:
>>>Does the AT&T have a serial port?
>>>Kermit would be the way I'd go, but since you say you have nothing
>>>with serial ports, that could be a problem. A cheap usb-to-serial port
>>>might be in order. Then you can run Kermit 95 on a Windows 7 or
>>>earlier machine. (might work on later OS's too, but it's not
>>>The flip side is how to get Kermit onto the DOS machine.
>>Does Kermit have an option like INTERLNK & INTERSVR have where you can
>>run a "copy COM1 INTERxxx.EXE" to push the software across the serial
>>I wonder what the requirements are for INTERLNK & INTERSVR. I don't
>>if they would go back to (MS-)DOS 2.11 or not.
>>>I used a floppy recovery service a while back to read my old Commodore
>>>64/PET disks - he was relatively inexpensive, and very responsive.
>>If the machine is able to read the files without error, then a recovery
>>service might not be necessary.?? IMHO it's a question of getting one or
>>more copies onto something else so that the existing floppy isn't the
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