hp usb to serial cable, work for mac?

evildead

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Jun 18, 2001
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its just a cable

It shouldnt matter what platform you are using... it should work. I have used similar serial to USB connectors with Solaris and Linux (not with a Mac personaly.. but its the same thing)
 

jamka

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Jan 4, 2002
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alright. the reason i ask is becuase i recently (today) bought a palm m105 from my friend. i didn't realize until i had bought it that he has a pc and gave me a serial dock thing. i am sort of trying to hook it up to my 7100/80 via an old serial to scsi adaptor that i found. that didn't work so i jacked on a scsi to thing-that-looks-like-adb-but-isn't geo port or whatever. the modem port. that isn't really working either, but at least it'l start up w/ that hooked up; opposed to the straight scsi which forbid my comp to boot up. ANYWAY.

that was a long unnesscesary story. now for some questions: would an adaptor be cheaper than a usb hot link dock or whatever it's called? also, once you have it all hooked up, how do you make it work it up? do you just press that button? i did and it said that it wasn't working. what happens if it does work? can you just drag and drop stuff onto the palm? any suggestions?
 

evildead

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palm makes one

palm makes a USB to serial Sync kit... I think its called a "MacKit" It comes with the converter. I think they make docs that are USB now too... I dont know why anyone uses Serial Ports for stuff like that. Serial Ports on Servers and managed switchs is fine.. but for consumer products? Why bother
 
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