Help me connect an old Apple Personal LaserWriter

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  1. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    I have an old Apple Personal LaserWriter that I would like to use again.

    I would like to connect it through an Ethernet Broadband Router that I use to drive my Mac and PC laptop. Is this possible?

    Tha LW has the old AppleTalk connector.
     
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    BTW, the hardware you will need is from Farallon, it's called "EtherMac iPrint Adapter". It's 2 small devices which converts your ethernet cable to Appletalk connector. It works fine under os 9.2.2 and below, onlything is I can't get a driver that supports postscript 1 in os X.
     
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    I have my personal laserwriter NT running again. 10.2.8 does have the driver in the printmanager app. Earlier versions of os X didn't support it. Just to let you know!
     
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    I ordered the Farallon product today. I'm running Panther but will give this a shot.
     
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    The Farallon EtherMac Iprint Adapter (model PN 559) converts the networkcable to a modemcable/telephone line and that you will have to insert in a small gray box (doesn't have anything on it, no text, no manufacturer or model number). One end has two "modem" sockets, the other end has a small cable with an Appletalk connector on it. Make sure you have the small gray box, else it's useless! I saw on ebay that people are selling them, but without the gray box. In the original package the gray box is included! Setup is very easy. Goodluck!
     
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