So I have a Epson fx-890 with a Parallel port. I have a Quadram Phaser Serial to Prallel buffer box. I tested it with my PC and it works great. Not bad for a convert from 1983 or whatever date was on it. Now I hook my iigs up to it. using null modem, non null modem. Etc, etc. even found ou the baud out needs to be 9600. But no matter what port I use. The Printer or modem port. I get nothing or a very small, small amount of garbage. The cable that came with it was used for a modem and works great with ADT-PRo. I have some other cables that all seems to work great with ADT-Pro.
So I'm confused. I can't tell if I need a specail printer cable and not a modem cable for the IIgs or not. I did find on the Imagwritter 1 that a special? cable is needed. In fact
trying to connect those printers to a pc is crazy. I can see why Apple people purchsaed apple printers. I have a few macintoshs and mac printers. That was way easy to setup. Even localtalk? though ethernet was
great for laser pritners. I also had the bright idea of looking up epson printers from that time frame to see if any special cable was needed. All I found was you need to purchase the serial card for the printer. I preffer not to do that. If anything I was looking at a applied engineering printer card for the iigs. It is about the same price and would let me use all of my printers. Well my 2 dot matrix and 2 laser printers.
Any help on what cable I need?