Laserwriter 320 on my new powerbook help!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jamesi, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. jamesi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2005
    Davis CA
    I recently picked up a personal laserwriter 320 for 10 bucks which i thought was the perfect solution for being a poor college student who had to write alot of papers. i did a test page and the toner is in good order but im baffled by the localtalk port. the laserwrite only has a localtalk port and obviously my brand new powerbook lacks this port. i looked onto the internet for adapters and i mostly found ethernet adapters that cost a ridiculous 90 dollars or so. at the old computer store where i bought the laserwriter i found a 10 year old adapter that plugs into the local talk port on the back of the laserwriter and then the cord turns into two phone jacks. i pluged in a phone cord to my powerbook and hoped something would come up on the screen but nothing happened soooo i need to know what to do? help!!@?!??!
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    You'll need to find a localtalk-to-ethernet bridge. This will allow you to connect the printer into your ethernet port.

    Here is an example of the device you need. (not affiliated with this auction)
  3. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Amazing that an old thing like that would still work on OS X.

    Simply amazing ...

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