Mac Serial Port
On Serial-less PCs you can use a USB to Serial adapter. They work OK. Don't know about the Mac, but I suspect there must be something similar.
For a proper serial port that will work exactly as a serial port you can't do it with a laptop, you have to get a tower model and then get a GeeThree Stealth I think it is called. It plugs into the modem slot and so you then have to buy an external modem as well. For just a printer, there is another product that might work but I don't recall at the moment if it works off the usb port and thus would work with your laptop or not.
Oh, iMac, that's not a laptop. But it's not very expandable right so I don't know, but you can find out if you start here: geethree.com
And it says it works on some iMacs, iMac rev A-D (233-333 Mhz.)
Yet another reason why the Mac has 2% market share
OJ bin Laden
Thanks, I will check that website out.
Yes I know. This is our only customer who has a Mac, and we had nothing but trouble unfortunately.
Keyspan Usb 2 Serial.
And do any of you guys know if I can find a "Generic Text Only Driver" for iMac?
> "Generic Text Only Driver"
You can get USB to serial converters; presumably they will work on the Mac as well.
Thanks everyone for your help, I will let you know how it goes.
"Yet another reason why the Mac has 2% market share"
I'm not sure the standard is obsolete. If it is, somebody should tell the network gear manufacturers. Just about everything uses serial for the OOB console.
"I'm not sure the standard is obsolete. If it is, somebody should tell the network gear manufacturers. Just about everything uses serial for the OOB console. "
Why don't you get some brains
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