Do they exist?
If so, where might I go about picking them up?
Other than trying the usual places on the
web, I don't really know. I have an old
300baud acoustical (yup) Apple Modem but
that is obsolete tech. I don't know that
you will find anything faster than 14400k
even if you do locate one. Again, that is
obsolete tech but at least you can send/
How about it? Can anyone else help?
Well any external modem that uses a serial port will work just fine on a //c or a //c+ it just might not connect at 56k and youmight need a diffrent cable.
The most current piece of commercial telecom software for Apple ]['s is/was ProTerm, and I recommend that you try to get a copy of it. It was very functional. I think that the fastest baud setting on it was 19,200 bps. If you hunt the thrift stores, you can still find modems, they usually require an external power supply (plug in wall transformer). . . then there are the cables. . .
I'm just curious...What kind of communication
are you going to set up with the //c's? Basic
text messaging? Are you trying for Internet
access? Share with us. Not a lot is being done
any more with the older machines and it would
make for an interesting topic.
Cool! Can you actually use these old computers to get on the Net? I didn't think that was possible. The Net needs to give you graphics and tons of information files that I don't think the older computers can handle but I'm not all that smart about that.
Well I do brows the web with my IIgs I use a LANce GS ethernet card and a cable modem plus a router. I use Spectrum Internet Suite to browse the web and telnet.
I just wanted to do email with it....
I'm always wondering if my apple //e can do dsl, possibly with an ethernet card
Well If you want to write your own driver you can use the LANceGS ethernet card on a Enhanced IIe.
If I were in your shoes, I would connect an external modem of any reasonable vintage (I happen to have a Motorola 28.8 in a box somewhere), and connect it using a SSC. Even though the II can't keep up with that sort of speed, it should connect at a decent speed and talk to you. If necessary, such a modem can set a maximum bitrate using some AT commands.
If you're planning to use it for email, I hope you have access to a connection that will let you modem in with a shell account (without TCP/IP), and run PINE or some such on the server. Otherwise, you might just be spinning your wheels.
Those were the days, though - I recall my stepfather's II+, we were trying to get it to work with a homebrew modem, dialing up "Computers for Christ" over and over to test it. The serial card was a more generic kit-form variety, and we wrote a nitty-gritty terminal program in machine language, basic text I/O only, no frills. But it was loads of fun to do. We never got that one working too well though, and even blew up the Disk II card once by forgetting to power down first (ouch!), but in the meantime I picked up an old VT52 surplus and we played around with dialups for a while until we got the Disk II card replaced.