PowerBook: Using MacLink Plus With Only One Serial Port (3/95)


This article provides instructions on using MacLink Plus by DataViz with a PowerBook that only has one serial port.

Products Affected

PowerBook

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Powerbook 500 series with Internal Modem
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Cable or modem connection through serial port

* Make AppleTalk inactive.
* In Powerbook Setup control panel, choose Normal (not Compatible).
* Set MacLinkPlus up for phone port.

Modem connection through internal modem

* In the Powerbook Setup control panel, choose Compatible (not Normal).
* In the PowerPort 500 control panel, turn the modem on.
* Set MacLinkPlus up for phone port.


Powerbook 500 series without Internal Modem
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Cable or modem connection through serial port

* Make AppleTalk inactive.
* Select LaserWriter.
* Set MacLinkPlus up for Printer/Modem port.


Powerbook Duo with Express Modem, undocked
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Cable or modem connection through serial port

* Make AppleTalk inactive.
* Select LaserWriter.
* Set MacLinkPlus to use the Printer/Modem port.

Do this by using one of the two methods below:

* In the Express Modem control panel, click on Status and change it to Settings, then choose External Modem (not Internal Modem).

Or

* If you cannot click on Status & change it to Settings, then open the Powerbook Setup control panel and choose Normal (not Compatible).


Modem connection through internal modem
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* In the Express Modem control panel, choose Settings, then choose Internal Modem (not External Modem).
* Set MacLinkPlus up for phone port.

Note: Docked, the Duo can be treated as any other Macintosh.

Powerbook Duo without Express Modem, undocked
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Cable or modem connection through serial port

* Make AppleTalk inactive.
* In Powerbook Setup control panel, choose External Modem.

Note: This control panel may be called Portable, Powerbook, or Powerbook Setup.

* Set MacLinkPlus to use the phone port.


Modem connection through internal modem
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* In Powerbook Setup control panel, choose Internal Modem.

Note: This control panel may be called Portable, Powerbook, or Powerbook Setup.

* Set MacLinkPlus to use the phone port.

Note: When docked, the Duo can be treated as any other Macintosh.


Article Change History:
31 Mar 1995 - Reviewed for technical accuracy.

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