>I am trying to connect my Zoomer to my NDO98 pc and am not having any luck.
>I have selected the appropriate port in Preferences, Connect on the PC. I
>have set up the File Linking preferences on the Zoomer. I connect the cable
>and run Connect on the PC and Connect, File Link on the Zoomer but they both
>sit there with their "attempting to connect" message boxes up. They never
>connect. Any idea where I might be going wrong?
Is your cable a modem cable or a null-modem cable? If you can use
your Zoomer cable to connect successfully to a modem, then you have
a modem cable. The difference between the two is just that a couple
of wires have been switched around. At one time I owned both a modem
cable and a null-modem cable for my Zoomer. (I've since given away one
of them; I can never remember which. :-)
If you have a modem cable, then I've got some bad news and some good
news for you. The bad news is that you need a null-modem cable to
connect to your PC. The good news is that all you need to convert
your cable into a null-modem cable is a cheap little thingie called
a null-modem adaptor. It's just a couple of dollars at your local
computer or office supply store. Or you could buy a standard null-modem
cable and plug it onto the end of your Zoomer cable.
Oh, and if you have a null-modem Zoomer cable, then a null-modem adaptor
will convert it into a regular modem cable, so you can use your Zoomer
with a modem.
Hope this helps.
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