rs232 cable

From: Gary J. Stenroos (ba011@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 02/14/93-08:32:39 PM Z

From: ba011@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Gary J. Stenroos)
Subject: rs232 cable
Date: Sun Feb 14 20:32:39 1993

I have a Hayes compatible 1200 baud modem I would like to try 
with my 800xl.  It has an rs-232 cable.  Is there a way to make
up a cable so I can hook it up to the 800xl.  If not approx.
how much is the cable?

Gary Stenroos

**** Answered by Michael Current, aa700:

I believe what you are looking for is the Rverter, a cable that runs from
the SIO port of your Atari to the RS232 port of your modem.  Unfortunately,
my knowledge of the Rverter is very shallow; I'm not even sure whether it's
a product to be bought or a project to be built.

If you look at used products, you could look into the P:R:Connection,
which provides both printer (parallel) and serial (modem) ports.  You'd
still also need a new cable, since Atari interfaces such as the 850 and the
P:R:Connection have 9-pin rs232 ports, unlike your 25-pin modem cable.

This "850 or P:R:Connection to Standard Modem Cable" is available
commercially from American T.V. for $19.95, or B&C ComputerVisions or 
Best Electronics for $15.00.  Best lists the P:R:Connection for $79.95,
but I doubt they still have them.  (A used P:R: should cost half that.)  

If anyone reading this has any information on building an Rverter (SIO to
modem) type cable, please post here.

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