[Coladam] Coladam Digest, Vol 68, Issue 1
shonmccallum at juno.com
shonmccallum at juno.com
Sun Feb 13 21:05:08 CET 2011
You should be able to talk to another 300 baud modem over a phone line as long as both computers are set to the same configuration for protocol. If there was a text based BBS out there that still supported 300 baud you should be able connect. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
You would be much more successful at connecting to other computers if you had an external 19,200 baud or 9,600 baud modem. Back in the late 80's and early 90's people used external modems with the Adam.
It’s too bad the Adam computer does not have software and hardware to allow it to connect to the Internet. The Adam would be much more enjoyable if someone were to develop an Ethernet home networking adapter and special software that allowed text based web browsing. A entire upgraded processor, graphics card, and operating system would be needed for color graphics and sound web browsing on the Adam.
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1. adam's modem (Joe Blenkle)
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:19:54 -0800
From: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
Subject: [Coladam] adam's modem
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I will open this question up to the knowledgeable people here on the mailing list:
Is ADAM's ADAMLink modem too ancient to connect with modern day modems?
Recently I have tried both PC to ADAM direct connection between modems (see September 1987 Issue #33 of NIAD - Interfacing ADAM to a PC) as well as calling some of the few remaining existing BBS'.
In both cases, ADAM appears to connect briefly, but immediately disconnects.
I have successfully connected with the same BBS' using my PC and an old telcom program called Procomm set at 300 baud, N81 as well as my Atari 130XL computer using a 300/1200 modem. In that case, the computer connected at 300, but there just appeared to be random letters and numbers on the screen. At 1200, it was OK.
So has modern technology rendered ADAM's 300 baud modem useless -- except for talking to another ADAM 300 baud modem?
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