Serial Ports

Sue Fawcett (sfawce@fiat.gslis.utexas.edu)
Sat, 18 Nov 1995 08:44:06 -0600 (CST)


I have a Mac Performa 630CD with the modem and printer ports used by a
modem and printer (obviously). I recently purchased a Quickcam, which
must be used either by the printer or modem port; the Quickcam manual
indicates that a switchbox of some sort can be purchased which allows
toggling between the modem and Quickcam or printer and Quickcam if a
serial port is unavailable. What are other Macintosh users doing in this
case? (I can't imagine the alternative, which is plugging and unplugging the
printer and Quickcam for port sharing, on a long-term basis). Is there a
viable, low-cost switchbox of some sort on the market for the Macintosh?

Sue Fawcett
B.A., M.L.I.S.
Email: sfawce@fiat.gslis.utexas.edu
State of Texas Law Librarians' Home Page:
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