eMate Technical Discussions: Connecting to your Desktop

OK, enough of us here have these things that I believe we can start discussing and sharing technical information.

My first topic is: How to connect to your desktop machine.

Here are my attempts and minor successes to date:

I have an old G3 PowerBook (Pismo) with an infra-red port, and I found a utility that lets me load "packages" using the IR port.

Beyond that, I have not yet figured out a means of moving information between the Pismo and the eMate.

I have an old Serial-to-USB dongle from a Palm Pilot. It was recognized by the Newton utilities on the Pismo but failed to allow me to connect from the eMate.

I have a wireless card I got the eMate to recognize, but then when I found I had to use telnet instead of ssh, I was reluctant to downgrade my home network's security by enabling telnet.

I dug up an Asante Localtalk-Ethernet Bridge box, plugged it in, but cannot connect. I suspect things are misconfigured, but I have not yet found anything to tell me HOW to configure.

Would anyone else share info about connecting ?
Thanks.

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Syncing a Newton with a Modern Mac

Oddly enough: Syncing a Newton with a Modern Mac on my sorely neglected personal blog....

My setup and sync programs are detailed there. The Keyspan USB/Serial adapter works like a charm.

dj

Keyspan :( Don't gots one

But I am lurking on eBay

Buy-It-Now's are in the high 30's to low 70's

Maybe I will experiment with using the Keyspan driver on my Palm adapter.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

no hub?

I take it you couldn't find a hub for your bridge in your pile of stuff?

-Jon

Have not yet looked.

I am certain I have an old 10M hub. Just need to dig it out.

Do you have config steps to do this ?

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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Nothing for the hub

I just plugged my Pismo into the hub, and the bridge into the hub, and the LocalTalk side into the Newton. From there, it took over, and worked. Hopefully, it will do the same for you.

-Jon

Details, please

Was your Pismo running OS 9 or X ?
Did you have to create an AppleTalk Zone ?
What did the Newton find when it "went looking" for something to connect to ? Was it the name one sets up in File Sharing ?

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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

answers

It was running 9.1, I believe.
No need to create zones. At least I never bothered.
The Newton simply saw my computer when I opened the Connect app and tapped on Connect. I think it was the Filesharing Name, or it might be something that NCU sets up.

BTW, you _do_ have NCU running correct? You need to have it open, and looking on LocalTalk for it to work. What the Newton is looking for is NCU, and only NCU. You may have mentioned this, but I forget, but it's one of those things worth repeating. ;-)

-Jon