Apple // Hayes External Modem

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Apple // Hayes External Modem

Modem - Hello, I'm looking for a dial up, hayes compatible modem for my Apple //gs for sale., I'm assuming I'll need #1 the 8 pin did to db25 male model and #2 Proterm software. Not having luck on eBay, either condition, price, compatibility or speed is an issue. My ultimate goal is to run a vinatage dial up BBS with GBBS. TIA

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I might have one in the

I might have one in the basement... it's yours if I can find it. It came in my IIGS from the previous owner who clearly also owned previous Apple II computers. 

 

The one I have isn't external though IIRC it's a slot card with it's own RJ-45 connector; so you don't need a super serial card or it wouldn't hook to the DIN's on the IIGS. But clearly the old owner used it for dialup in their IIGS.

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Doing a quick search on eBay

Doing a quick search on eBay I find dozens of modems that would be suitable for under $25.  Unless you want the actual DC Hayes brand, there are a ton of other decent ones like US Robotics.

 

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That would be awesome! I'm trying to set up for an Apple // BBS

That would be awesome! I'm trying to set up for an Apple // BBS]

 

Were you able to find it by chance?

 

TIA!

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I found my internal Hayes

I found my internal Hayes Micromodem IIe, I sent you a picture. The last owner had it in their IIgs.

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skate323k137 wrote:I found my
skate323k137 wrote:

I found my internal Hayes Micromodem IIe, I sent you a picture. The last owner had it in their IIgs.

The Micromodem ][ or //e if I recall correctly are only 300bps.  That was painfully slow in the 1980s.  If you were running a BBS in the late 1980s or early 1990s 1200bps was basically the minimum you wanted.  Most were 2400 or faster by the early 1990s.

 

A IIgs has a Z8530 serial chip like the early Macs.  It can handle at least if not better than a SSC.  I'd get at least a 9600 (v.32) modem.  External modems like that even up to v.92 (56k) are cheap on eBay.  Lots of decent ones are under $50 shipped.  Make sure you get the power adapter (wall wart). Note that for a BBS answering the max speed is usually 28.8 or 33.6, the 56k only worked outgoing when dialing into certain kinds of digital lines like some made by Cisco I worked with back in the day.

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