Apple LW 810 Pro on Windows PC

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  1. MacEffects macrumors 6502

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    Hello All,
    I Have a lw 810 pro, and I'd like to use it on a Dell OptiPlex GX150 with XP 256mb, 20gig, etc... The LW has NO Ethernet on board (NO AAUI) since this was a custom one. It has Serail however, that I have a cord for to use to take that Apple Seral port to Parralle port for PC. However I dont know where to begin finding drivers and set up for this... And would would be great.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. me hate windows macrumors 6502

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    I think the problem is that I am using the Mac Serial Port on the Printer and having that cord go to the Parallel port. I have tried (unsuccessfully) to add it using the add device. Still no luck, and since this is a harder to find laserwriter I can't find anything on Google... And thing else I can try???
     
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    Unless you have some funky signal conversion device inline, a simple serial-parallel adaptor cable will not work - the signals are completely different.

    What you may want is a serial to serial link...

    OTOH that round connector may be an Appletalk port.

    Seems it normally had all three
    Ports:
    LocalTalk
    RS-232/RS-422 serial
    Ethernet


    You may be able to find an Ethernet cared for it here
    http://www2.sunrem.com/sun02.w?cat=LaserWriter Pro 810
     
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    This printer was upgraded to have a AUI port, and I have been unable to get a way to regular ethernet with it, and it has a SCSI port for a hard drive (for fonts)... I suppose I shall look for a serial cord somewheres.... Just a pain though.:rolleyes:
     
  7. me hate windows macrumors 6502

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    Once you find the serial cord it should work just fine. Or search eBay for an AUI to RJ-45 adapter.
     

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