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intric8
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Posted Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:15 pm

Thanks so much for the update, Jim. And good luck on the move!

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jdryyz

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:51 pm

Regarding the A1000's Serial Port-- I seem to recall there being more to it than just the gender being non-standard.

Weren't there some pin assignments that were different or am I confusing that with the A1000 parallel port?

I went through a box of old Amiga parts and found my "Amiga" DB25 serial cable. Specifically, I labeled it the "A1000 serial cable". Sure enough, it is male on both ends so it will mate up with the A1000's serial port and I can connect any female RS-232 modem on the other end.

In truth, there may be nothing special about my cable apart from having male pins on both ends, but from my research, I see the A1000 supplies voltages on three pins: 14, 21 & 23. So as long as none of the modems I wish to attach use these pins for anything, it shouldn't be a problem.

Maybe a simpler question to ask is, are the A1000 and A2000 serial ports identical except for the change in gender? I already know my WiModem232 works fine on the A2000.

It is kind of a shame there isn't an "Amiga 1000" specific version of the WiFi Modem since +5V is supplied on pin 21. No usb power would be necessary. :D

Another difference with the A1000 serial port is pin 22 (Ring Indicator) is not connected. Guess there are no Amiga 1000s being used to run a BBS? ;)

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intric8
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Posted Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:19 pm

Maybe a simpler question to ask is, are the A1000 and A2000 serial ports identical except for the change in gender?
To my knowledge, and experience, the only difference is the gender. I've used a WiFi modem with my A1000 and a gender changer for years now with zero issues.

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mscdex

Posted Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:16 am

jdryyz wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:51 pm
I already know my WiModem232 works fine on the A2000.
I use the WiModem232 with a gender changer on my A1000 without any issues.

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jdryyz

Posted Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:27 am

Thank you both for the replies. I didn't have to muster up too much courage to plug it in and go since Intric8 already proved it will be fine, but I wanted to open the discussion just in case. :)





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