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Now that I have found my iMac has a broken internal modem, I need to come up with a solution. I have a GlobalVillage Teleport modem; if I got a USB-serial port adapter would this work (and under OS X)? or should I maybe get a USB modem? Thanks for your help, Paul Dorman...

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    Now that I have found my iMac has a broken internal modem, I need to
    come up with a solution. I have a GlobalVillage Teleport modem; if I
    got a USB-serial port adapter would this work (and under OS X)? or
    should I maybe get a USB modem?

    Thanks for your help,
    Paul Dorman
    Paul Dorman Guest

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    << if I
    got a USB-serial port adapter would this work (and under OS X)? >>

    Paul-

    I have a similar problem using my iBook with various Ham Radio and other
    electronic equipment that requires an RS-232 serial interface. I found a
    Keyspan "Twin Serial Adapter" at the Apple store for $79.00. It claims to
    provide two RS-422 serial ports via the Mac's USB port. I haven't tried it
    yet, but it looks like a possible solution to the problem. However, the
    package claims it does not support AppleTalk, and only mentions OS 8.6. It
    suggests checking [url]www.keyspan.com[/url] for compatibility details.

    Several years ago, someone was selling an adapter that installed in place of
    the modem, providing an additional serial port. I don't recall the details,
    but even that approach won't work with future Macs. The word is that they will
    have internal modems interfaced via USB with the internal RS-232-type serial
    bus eliminated.

    73, Fred, K4DII

    Fred McKenzie Guest

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