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Volume 003, Number 078, 25 May 1999

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  1. Re: Digest poqetpc.v003.n077 by Geoff Sullivan <sunfish@xxxxxxxx>
  2. Re: Using a PCMCIA Modem on a Poqet Plus??? by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
  3. Re: classic using pcmcia storage by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>

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Re: Digest poqetpc.v003.n077 by Geoff Sullivan <sunfish@xxxxxxxx>


From: Geoff Sullivan <sunfish@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Digest poqetpc.v003.n077
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 12:36:36 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sun, 23 May 1999 poqetpc-errors@xxxxxxxx wrote:

> Does the Poqet Plus' serial port look like a DB-9 or DB-25 connector with 
> unstandard connections, or is the hardware itself proprietary ?

The hardware is proprietary.  Every Poqet I've bought (four of 'em!) has
come with some sort of adaptor to make the ports physically adapt to the
rest of the world.  Some adaptors were better than others.  

The Classic and the Prime use a card edge connector.  The Plus has two
mini data ports.  One is for TTY data from devices like bar code readers,
the other is serial, but to connect an external modem or printer you need
some adaptor.  I have two flavors of these.  One is a screw-on that
converts to a DB9.  The other is a short cable that converts to a DB25.
They are not for sale <grin>.

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Re: Using a PCMCIA Modem on a Poqet Plus??? by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>


From: Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Using a PCMCIA Modem on a Poqet Plus???
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 15:54:54 -0700
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Hi,

The Poqet PC Plus contains built-in modem drivers for the AT&T Paradyne
"KeepInTouch" card, the Megahertz XJack 1144, and the PNB "Samantha" modem.
 Those are the only modems that will work in the Poqet PC Plus.  The PCMCIA
hardware in the Plus is not standard, so special drivers had to be written
to support those three modems.  If you're using one of those modems and
it's still not being recognized, send me an e-mail and we'll see what we
can do.

-- Bryan

At 04:48 AM 5/21/99, you wrote:

[...]

>As a work around, I thought perhaps I could use a PCMCIA modem
>since the Poqet Plus accepts Type II cards. However just inserting
>the PCMCIA modem card is not enough. The machine does not automatically
>recognize the modem. I suspect I need driver software for it.
>Does anyone know of a source of PCMCIA modem drivers for DOS???
>Bryan, perhaps you can help me?



Re: classic using pcmcia storage by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>


From: Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: classic using pcmcia storage
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 15:51:56 -0700
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Hi David,

What operating system are you running on the Amity?  If it's Windows 95 or
Windows 98, you need to load two drivers in AUTOEXEC.BAT.  The details are in
the Poqet PC FAQ and in Windows 95/98 help -- if you search for "SRAM" I
believe you will find them.

-- Bryan

At 03:26 PM 5/21/99, David Wolf wrote: 
>
> Hi, I just replaced my ancient Poqet classic with a new one!!  I didn't get
> the Plus because I want to be able to power the things with standard AA
> batteries, since I'll be traveling in Europe with it.  Here's my question.  I
> have an old 512K card I use for storing data.  My olf floppy disk drive no
> longer works.  So in order to transfer data from the Poqet to my other tiny
> computer, the Amity CN, I have to slide the flashcard into my
> not-quite-so-old HP Omnibook, get the file, move it to a floppy disk, and
> then transfer it to the Amity.  It would be nice if the Amity would read the
> 512K card directly, but it doesn't.  It RECOGNIZES it, and even identifies
> it, but doesn't "find" it or its data.  I guess I'm missing the driver,
> which, if I installed it on the Amity, would make things work.  Can anyone
> suggest a source for the driver?  The PCMCIA card is one of those made
> originally FOR Poqet, and the only ID on it is "Made in Japan" and the number
> 51-0004-00, and again, is called a 512K RAM card.






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