[Coladam] Coladam Digest, Vol 68, Issue 1

Geoff Oltmans oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Sun Feb 13 22:16:44 CET 2011


Pretty sure the ADAM's modem is Bell 103 compatible. ITU v.21 is the other 300 baud standard.

It may be that the modem on the BBS you're connecting to doesn't maintain very good backward compatibliity. A lot of those later winmodem/dsp modems weren't very robust.

I imagine if you connect the ADAM to the Atari they will talk flawlessly.

On Feb 13, 2011, at 3:04 PM, Joe Blenkle wrote:

> Well, I have a list of 50 or so BBS'....perhaps if I call all of them I 
> would eventually connect. Unfortunately the list only includes BBS name, 
> phone number, location and software it's running. No information like 
> 300/1200 like I used to see on BBS listings.
> 
> I don't think it's so much the speed, but rather ADAM's ancient modem. I can 
> set my telecom software on my PC to 300 baud and connect to the BBS' I've 
> tried calling with no problem.
> 
> My Atari modem is 300/1200 and while I can connect with it at both speeds, 
> the text at 300 is unreadable....just random letter and number characters. 
> It is a "Hayes" compatible modem. I don't know what you would consider 
> ADAM's modem.
> 
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> 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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> 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?
> 
> thanks
> 
> Joe B.
> 
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