Re: Quick Cam for PC connection

C. Duncan Hudson (
Tue, 30 May 95 07:10:29 EDT

On Mon, 29 May 1995 22:06:00 -0400 you wrote:

>>I think the PC QuickCam will use the parallel port--so yes, possibly.
>If the cam uses a parallel port that's easy. You can get a second parallel
>port for a standard PC for abt $20.00. It is on a card by itself. Also, you
>can get a simple A-B switch and just not use your printer and camera at the
>same time.
>If the cam uses a serial port that can be a bit more complicated. It's
>difficult (almost impossible) to find stand-a-lone serial cards that go past
>the standard COM 1 through Com 4. And in most cases, only 2 of those can be
>used at the same time, If you're using an external modem chances are you
>have the modem on Com 2 and the mouse on Com 1. Since you use both of those
>at the same time a switch won't work. The next solution is to use an
>internal modem and free up one of your serial ports. I use an external 14.4
>modem for voice mail and an internal 28.8 for internet and modem connections.
>Don Johnson

The PC QuickCam uses a parallel port, so I don't think he should have
many problems with the external modem setup.

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C. Duncan Hudson