What Modem is best for the 512Ke?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by tevion5, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. tevion5 macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2011
    Having acquired a HD20, LocalTalk adapter, MIDI adapter and 800K external drive, I wish to complete my 512Ke setup with a modem.

    I understand the original 300/1200 Apple Modem was intended for use with the 128k so I will assume compatibility. However these are proving expensive and hard to find.

    I usually run System 5.0 on my 512Ke and wish to experiment with a modem and a terminal application. I get a kick out of vintage networking, and I already have a 3 device AppleTalk network built between my PM8600, Classic II, and 512Ke.

    What Apple modems are fully compatible with the 512Ke?

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  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Any serial modem should work just fine with it. An old Hayes 2400 baud would be good.

    You'll want a serial modem with a D-sub 25-pin or 9-pin connection, not a round "Mac 8-pin" connection. And you'll need a "Macintosh Modem Cable" that goes from the Mac's 9-pin connection to a PC-standard 25-pin connection. (The pinouts between the 128-Plus 9-pin serial is DIFFERENT than the later "PC standard" 9-pin serial.)

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