Connecting old Macs through modems?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Garryg, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Garryg macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009
    I have an old iMac and an even older Performa 6200. The iMac has a network connection (connected to the internet via my home net) and an unused modem port. The Performa only has a modem port.

    Is there any way I can link these via a twisted RJ-11 cable to act as a modem connection from the Performa... Possibly by setting up the iMac as a host some how?
  2. tdiaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    Set them for the highest common baud rate between the two, disable the dial tone check and ATDT <nothng> or just ATDT1 and then ATA on the other modem, they will connect over just a cable between the two of them, at a "perfect" rate.

    Use ZModem, whatever .. to transfer files.

    Do this using "terminal mode" on ZTerm or whatever you choose for a terminal application.
  3. Garryg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009
    Thanks, I didn't think it would be that simple :)

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