Hanshaking two Atari 850 Interfaces

From: Joseph Pallendino (as195@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 05/18/94-09:23:12 AM Z

From: as195@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Joseph Pallendino)
Subject: Hanshaking two Atari 850 Interfaces
Date: Wed May 18 09:23:12 1994

 I've made a null modem cable by swithing pins 3 & 4 on the plug that goes
into port 1 of my 850 Interface.  The other end has a RS232 male plug on
 In other worsd, it is a modem cable with pins 3 & 4 switched on the 9 pin
plug that goes into port 1 of the 850 interface.

 It works fine for Atari to IBM.

 Can I use a straight through cable from the RS232 plug through a cable to
a 9 pin plug; then into the 2nd 850 Interface or does another type of cable
have to be configured?


**** Answered by Michael Current, aa700:

Sorry, I'm not real familiar with null modem cables.  However, the Atari
8-Bit Computers FAQ List contains a new section on null modem transfers
written by Russ Gilbert.  I suggest you look that over; you may be able to
get the information you need from there.

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