Power Mac geoports > Modems

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  1. BrianT1701 macrumors newbie

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    I have a power mac 7500/100 with geoports as the serial connection. Most modems i can find are din-8, and geoports have 9 pins. Question is, is there some sort of converter, or if i can't find a modem with a 9 pin connection, do i then have to find an internal modem that will go in a comm slot II?


    Thanks...I really need to get this old mac online.
     
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    You can connect the din-8 modems to the din-9 serial port. Tha textra pin doesn't matter. That extra pin was supposed to be used by geo-port modems. All that did was that it makes the modem an answering machine and a telephone. You can usea regular din-8 modem on a din-9 port. I don't thonk there's a comm slot in the 7500...
     
  3. BrianT1701 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that clears that up then. And you are right they are PCI slots, as I just took a look at them.

    Thanks
     
  4. BrianT1701 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is a related question. Do you think I need drivers for a modem? I am running system 8.1.

    Thanks
     
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  6. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    it depends on the modem. You most likely wont need one, the os has many popular ones available.
     

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